Monthly Archives: November 2018

A New Negative Advertising Campaign

I was intrigued to learn that… Philip Morris launched a new quit smoking campaign a couple of weeks ago A new quit smoking campaign? How many have they launched? When are Harley Davidson going to launch a quit biking campaign? … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years On

I grew up in post-war Britain. London was full of bomb sites: gaps in terraces of houses, or whole areas of rubble, which were only slowly being rebuilt. I grew up alongside the post-war generation. The war had no direct … Continue reading

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Hate Doesn’t Hurt

Walt‘s pulled up something interesting: Here you go. If you live in Yorkshire and someone hurts your feelings by waving the air or fake coughing when they see you smoke, you can now sic the cops on them. (I wonder … Continue reading

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Strange Ideas

Who knew? People have been eating meat for hundreds of thousands of years. And now we’re told that it’s killing us: Sky-high sin taxes on meat have been branded “inevitable” in Britain after a study asserted that the move could … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Hour

If I’ve been a bit fixated on the US midterm elections over the past week, I’ve also been a bit fixated on WW1 for the past year or more. For we are now just three days away from the 100th … Continue reading

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Anti-votes and Hate Crimes

I’ve been a bit fixated on the US midterm elections for the past week or so. So I’m glad they’re over. Now I’ll maybe be able to think about something else. The provisional result: US midterms usually see a low … Continue reading

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Overkill

Tobacco has been thoroughly demonised over the past century or so. And the tobacco companies that sell it have been thoroughly demonised as well. And so have countless millions of smokers who buy tobacco. Does a point ever come when … Continue reading

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