Tag Archives: antismokers

Yet Another New Wave

Ideas come in waves. And they sweep the world. Big ideas are like tsunamis. Little ideas are like ripples on a placid millpond. And like those ripples they spread in ever-widening circles, criss-crossing each other. In the past, ideas travelled … Continue reading

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The Disease of Antismoking

About 6½ minutes into her interview of Dmitry Kosyrev, Emily Wieja asked him if he thought that scaremongering about tobacco was a Western idea. And Dmitry agreed that this “ugly example” was “a Western disease.” He’s quite right, of course. … Continue reading

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We The People

We the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland found out last week that we have no voice in the affairs of our own country. We were asked whether we wanted to leave or remain inside … Continue reading

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Reparations

I wonder if smokers will ever get reparations: Economist Robert Browne stated the ultimate goal of reparations should be to “restore the black community to the economic position it would have if it had not been subjected to slavery and … Continue reading

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Scott Gottlieb Resigns

According to several commenters this NYTimes article is apparently unlinkable and unviewable behind its paywall, and the comments under it are shocking. I had no trouble reading it though. So, as a public service, here’s most of the thing, with … Continue reading

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Delayed Reaction

Not being an antismoker, I often wonder why antismokers hate smoking (and smokers) so much. I tend to think that the rise of the antismokers was a response to the dramatic increase in smoking during WW1 100 years ago and … Continue reading

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The Perfect Certainty of Peter Hitchens

Peter Hitchens writing yesterday in the Mail on Sunday: Cigarettes are healthy! (And if you believe that, you’ll fall for Big Dope’s marijuana propaganda, too) It is not all that long since people seriously tried to pretend that cigarettes were … Continue reading

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