Monthly Archives: July 2017

Stealing Our Freedom

A little Idle Theory: The One Good of Idle Theory is idle time, or free time. Freedom is free time, and it’s measured in hours. It’s what most working people experience at weekends. And a weekend is an extended Sunday … Continue reading

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Mathematical Warfare

Dick Puddlecote wrote yesterday: I’ve long believed that e-cigs carry the potential to expose the lies and hypocrisy of tobacco control.. Well, he might be right. I’ve always thought that the rapidity with which TC deemed e-cigs to be just … Continue reading

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The More Voices The Louder

I’m always glad to welcome a new smoker’s blog, particularly one by someone who has been a regular commenter on my blog for many years: Nisakiman. Such people are not competitors: they are companions or co-conspirators, and the more of … Continue reading

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Laughing As They Die

This stuck in mind: the story about the kids who laughed and jeered while a disabled man drowned. In a news story that sounds like something from Mad Max, a group of Florida teenagers who filmed themselves laughing and cracking … Continue reading

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Contempt

I was thinking yesterday that antismoking zealots have profound contempt for smokers. It takes a most profound contempt for smokers to expel them all from their clubs and bars and cafes. And then, having expelled them from those places, to … Continue reading

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Toad Island

H/T Rose for the news that the Abhorrent Toad has been complaining about smoking on the reality TV show Love Island. In its letter to Ofcom, seen by the Observer, Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Ash, said: “I consider it reasonable … Continue reading

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New Weapons for New Wars

In their own eyes, I’m sure that antismoking zealots think they’re doing good, and making the world a better place. They think the world would be a better place without tobacco. They think people would live longer and healthier lives … Continue reading

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