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One Reason Why It’s Healthy To Smoke And Drink

In conversation in the Smoky Drinky Bar last night (and with Legiron a week or so back), the subject of the bactericidal, fungicidal, and insecticidal properties of tobacco smoke (in fact more or less any wood smoke) came up. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Bullying and Browbeating

I seem to remember that when some Scots started calling for Scottish independence, the British government’s response was not to crack down on Scottish nationalists, but instead it was to give Scotland a referendum to let Scots decide what they … Continue reading

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On The Beach

I seem to have an obsession with sand, because it appears that I write about it quite regularly. Like here (dangerous sandcastles on beaches) and here (killer crystalline silica dust on beaches). Just a couple of days ago I was … Continue reading

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Tobacco Control Always Gets Other People To Do Its Dirty Work

Some news I came across a couple of days back: Health workers attacked and abused over hospital smoking ban Rules banning smoking outside Victoria’s public hospitals could be reviewed because health workers are being attacked and abused while trying to … Continue reading

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The River Widens

I’m almost as much interested in the motion of matter on the surface of the Earth as I am in the motion of rocks in space. I’ve got a good model of the latter, but not the former. And lots … Continue reading

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The Enemy Within

Ex-military policeman Harley would have had something to say about this. Hat-tip Smoking Lamp on this news from Israel: IDF declares war on smoking New plan aims to wipe out smoking among IDF troops. The IDF is attempting to wipe … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Legiron

Last weekend I met up with Legiron (aka Kevin Hillman of the UnderdogsBiteUpwards blog) on Skype, in order to record a conversation to be posted on YouTube. I saw it as a conversation rather than an interview. I did in … Continue reading

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