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We Need A New Solzhenitsyn

A few days ago I was listening to the historian Stephen Kotkin talking about the importance of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, author of The Gulag Archipelago, and it prompted me to think that there needs to be a Solzhenitsyn to write about … Continue reading

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For Me It’s Personal

Taking Liberties: Chris Mann, presenter, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: First up my guest Simon Clark joins me this morning in the studio from the Cambridgeshire based pro-smoking pressure group Forest financed by the tobacco companies. Simon Clark, director, Forest: Indeed, but we’re pro-choice … Continue reading

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Don’t Hire U-Haul

A couple of items from recent comments. First a remark by EG: They are getting ready to imprint “smoking kills” on every cigarette. I wouldn’t be at all surprised. These people have a touching faith in the power of the … Continue reading

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Fighting Forever Wars On Something

The War on Smoking is really just another War on Something. We always seem to be fighting Wars on Something. And these wars are always eventually lost. US alcohol prohibition 100 years ago was another War on Something. More recently … Continue reading

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A New Diaspora

Very arguably the smokers of the world are – or are in process of becoming – members of one of the world’s great religions. There are probably a billion or more smokers in the world, and that number matches any … Continue reading

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Not Coming To Their Senses

Chris Snowdon asks: Is the USA coming to its senses on e-cigarettes (and cigarettes)? It seems that it’s Donald Trump who may have come to his senses. President Donald Trump has reversed plans to ban flavoured e-cigarettes amid a national … Continue reading

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Monstrous Certainties

The world seems to be full of people who know what’s good for everybody else. Tobacco Control is just one example of it. The people in Tobacco Control all share the belief that Smoking Kills, and that stopping smoking is … Continue reading

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