Alcohol Doesn’t Cause Cancer Either

My Chrome browser has been getting slower and slower under the weight of online ads, so today I installed AdBlock (H/T MJM, or Tom, a few months back). It was dead easy to do, and installed very quickly.

And then, amazingly, all the ads disappeared. And my browser stopped hanging up. Some sites that are particularly ad-heavy –, for example – now load very quickly.

AdBlock is free, but they ask for a voluntary donation towards their five-man team. I was so pleased that I was more than happy to make a donation. They said that only 1% of users ever did that.

Furthermore, I’m more than happy to post this plug for AdBlock on my blog.

Chris Snowdon reports that the following ‘study’ simply doesn’t exist.


I really think that whenever they want to promote some new health scare, they always claim that whatever it is – smoking, alcohol, meat, sugar, salt, butter, chocolate sponge pudding – CAUSES CANCER.

In the end, when more or less everything is claimed to cause cancer, nobody will believe any of the claims – including the granddaddy of them all: Smoking Causes Lung Cancer.

And they’ll stop reading print publications like i (which I think is all that’s left of the Independent) that push these scares. I stopped reading the Independent about 10 years ago when it started running AGW scare stories.

And they’ll start demanding that Tobacco Control Must Be Destroyed, as I regularly do.


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15 Responses to Alcohol Doesn’t Cause Cancer Either

  1. Yes Adblock is a ‘must have’ (and I’ve been using it for years) but one word of caution. You may find that it also blocks bits of sites that you actually want/need…as I discovered last night trying to pay my phone bill online. Seems , yet again, BT have ‘updated’ their site …for my convenience of course and I assume they used a Java plug in or something (I thought ‘Java’ was coffee?).

  2. harleyrider1978 says:

    you got to pay for ad block, hell with that

  3. harleyrider1978 says:

    broad bands already costing me 160 a month

  4. Lepercolonist says:

    Maybe AdBlock causes cancer ? Thanks for ” I Put a Spell on You”. Always enjoyed Bryan Ferry.

  5. nisakiman says:

    As BD says, adblock is an essential item, but some sites won’t let you in unless you disable it. (“We see you are using an adblocker. We rely on advertising to deliver our content, so to continue, please disable this application” or words to that effect). I notice this particularly with streaming sites (which tend to be a pain in the arse to navigate anyway). Trouble is, if on those sites you do disable adblock, there is so much crap to wade through to get to the actual stream that it isn’t worth the hassle anyway. I honestly don’t know how or why they exist, because nobody can sensibly use them.

  6. pubcurmudgeon says:

    Seems to work for me. I was never bothered too much about the ads, just the slow running they create.

  7. Roobeedoo2 says:

    I used to follow the Independent on Twitter but dropped it after Brexit – it’s uncontrolled wailing and gnashing of teeth was too much to bear.

  8. virtualbarman says:

    You are completely right about Adblock – it is so effective that I had forgotten about it.

    Have just made a donation and shared on FaceAche…

  9. slugbop007 says:

    On some streaming sites you have to be patient and wait ten to twenty seconds, then remove, one by one, all the little xes strewn about the screen. slugbop007

    • nisakiman says:

      Yes, I know all that – I’ve become something of an expert! But some of them will just put a grey mist over the stream and not allow you to go fullscreen unless you disable adblock. Then when you do disable, all the hounds of advertising hell are unleashed, and getting to the stream is nigh-on impossible. These days, any streaming site which demands I disable adblock can go hang. Fuck ’em.

  10. garyk30 says:

    Cancer and drinking, hummmmm.

    Ok. lung cancer is the most deadly of cancers and has never been blamed on drinking.

    Breast cancer deaths outnumber all of the other cancers that are mentioned.

    Most of them are very rare.

    If alcohol causes breast cancer; how is it that men, who have breasts and drink far more than women, account for only 1% of breast cancers?

    Men, that have breasts and drink alcohol much more than women, have a lifetime risk for dying from breast cancer of only 1 in 1,000 or more.

    • Bandit 1 says:

      Because, because…

      …oh look, a squirrel!

      Legiron had it when he said medicine was regressing to its superstition / witch doctor roots, all thanks to Public Health.

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