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An Interesting Asymmetry

There’s a noteworthy asymmetry in the war between smokers and antismokers. And it’s that the smokers are almost all volunteers, and the antismokers are almost all mercenaries. Somebody like Deborah Arnott, the boss of ASH, is being paid a good … Continue reading

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A Successful Operation, and an Unsuccessful One

Here in the UK, we’re less than 2 months away from the tenth anniversary of the UK public smoking ban of 1 July 2007. And so it seems appropriate to begin to consider how successful it has been. Tobacco Control … Continue reading

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Astonished

I woke up astonished this morning. All yesterday, my nose had been streaming, and my head felt thick and muzzy. I was developing a cold. Last night I prepared a drink of hot lemon juice and honey and whisky – … Continue reading

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100 Years of War

Audrey Silk in NYC: We must be getting close to an election. When former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn was sliding in the polls in the 2013 race for mayor due to supporter dismay at her softened stances on issues … Continue reading

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Beaten or Robbed: Which Would You Prefer?

Iro Cyzane on Facebook: ”Just over a week after the terror group was flushed out of his hometown, Mr. Saleh was making a visual statement. He wanted people to know that he’s a smoker, a crime that until recently would … Continue reading

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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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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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