Author Archives: Frank Davis

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Paradise: A Beer and a Cigarette

Dmitri Kossyrev: a Google translation from Russian into English: Paradise: a beer and a cigarette.   At the same blog, my British friend Frank Davis – his long (with pictures) essay about the philosophical meaning of the struggle against smoking. … Continue reading

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An Upcoming Berlin Wall Event?

Daily Mail: Putin sends troops to Russia’s border with North Korea after China also sends soldiers to its boundary over fears Trump will attack Kim Jong-un, sparking a tidal wave of refugees The Russian President has sent troops and equipment … Continue reading

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Natural and Directed Evolution

Interesting discussion on the Smoking Section between Emily Wieja and her father: Her father was saying that he was not too bothered about smoking bans and the imminent prohibition of the menthol cigarettes he smoked. He saw it as a … Continue reading

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Bleeding Obvious

After learning of Theresa May’s shock announcement yesterday that she wanted a General Election on 8 June, I wondered what had prompted it. I read somewhere that she’d only made up her mind about it over the Easter weekend, while … Continue reading

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Pure Geometry

Isn’t it a strange world that we live in? It’s one in which everybody knows that smoking causes lung cancer, but nobody seems to know who shot JFK. Hardened veteran readers will know that the assassination of JFK is one of my … Continue reading

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The Letter

I was thinking this morning about dentists. I’ve been going to dentists for over 60 years. After the smoking ban, I stopped visiting doctors, but carried on visiting dentists. I regard dentists as more important than doctors. One of them … Continue reading

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Random Reflections

I was idly thinking about Idle Theory this Easter Sunday morning, wondering if it might be possible to deploy it as a weapon against Tobacco Control. I like to think that Idle Theory might be a bit like the gun … Continue reading

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