Monthly Archives: December 2017

Flu Seasons

By email from MJM, December US flu prevalence over the past 3 years (click to enlarge): The figures are apparently from CDC, but MJM provided no link. Anyway, flu epidemics seem to be getting worse (i.e. more widespread) every year.  … Continue reading

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Night Cigarettes and Super-Dense Aircraft Smoke

One of the several topics of conversation in the Smoky Drinky Bar last night was mountaineering: Cigarettes as an aid to climbing Report, November 21 1922 Captain GJ Finch, who took part in the Mount Everest expedition, speaking at a … Continue reading

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Mirror Images

Via a comment by Smoking Lamp, this report: One of the most notable legal changes in the Czech Republic this year has been a ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants that entered force before the summer. However a new … Continue reading

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Two Pieces of Good News

There seems to be a surprising amount of good news around these days. The latest example: Local councils cut millions of pounds from stop-smoking services while investments in tobacco companies soar  …councils have nearly halved the money available to help … Continue reading

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Dangerous Games

Hat Tip to Joe L for this latest piece of insanity: The World Health Organization is adding an unexpected disorder to its list of mental health conditions in 2018. Next year, people who play an excessive amount of video games … Continue reading

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The Futility of Public Health

I’m wondering when the satanic forces of Public Health will launch a ferocious attack on Christmas. It is, after all, a time of year when people indolently eat and drink (and smoke) for the duration of something like an entire … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

 

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