Tag Archives: antismokers

Motorbikes and War Machines

Yesterday was a big day for me. I finally managed to bolt an atmosphere on top of my computer heat flow model of the Earth, gently tighten the nuts, and watch a pretty good steady state simulation of terrestrial heat … Continue reading

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Antismoking Is AntiAmerican

One of the oddities about the global war on smoking is that it only really got under way in the early years of the 20th century, four centuries after the introduction of tobacco to the Old World after its discovery … Continue reading

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Two Disappointing Conservatives

I don’t think I’ll ever be a conservative. It’s just that these days I usually find that it’s conservatives who tend to say things that I agree with. And what are conservatives? I suppose they are people who have no … Continue reading

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Wasted Lives

I seldom have anything to do with antismokers. Some 10 – 15 years ago, I began encountering them in growing numbers on the Guardian’s Comment Is Free threads, which I then inhabited.  The few smokers on the threads began to … Continue reading

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Failing Social Engineering Programmes

Antismoking campaigns are social engineering programmes. But they are just one of many such social engineering programmes. We’re knee deep in programmes of this sort. Anti-obesity, anti-fat, ant-sugar, anti-salt are also attendant social engineering programmes. Global warming/climate change is another … Continue reading

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Peter Koo Can Go To Hell

From Smoking Lamp, another NYC story (or maybe the same story, because I’m sure I mentioned this guy recently): A New York City council member introduced a bill earlier this week that would ban smoking while walking on all sidewalks … Continue reading

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American Spirit

NYDailyNews on proposals to ban smoking on sidewalks: Some smokers cried foul, noting that existing restrictions leave the sidewalk as one of the few places they’re allowed to puff. “I think that’s unreasonable,” said Ceia Cremo, 48, of Jackson Heights. … Continue reading

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