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The Antismoking Bureaucrats

I probably won’t publish every day for a while. So a few fragmentary thoughts. In the hospital, none of the doctors  seemed much interested in smoking. But hospital doctors probably aren’t ideologues. Hospital doctors are just trying to fix sick … Continue reading

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Unthinkable

Breitbart: Study: Smokers Appear Less Likely to Be Hospitalised with COVID-19 There’s a certain incredulity expressed: It makes intuitive sense that smoking ought to exacerbate a respiratory infection such as coronavirus. Indeed, earlier reports in the mainstream media reflected this view when … Continue reading

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War

Smoking is an idle time activity. Idle Theory was an inkling I had one sunny spring morning in 1975. I’d recently started building heat flow models at university, and was wondering how to judge whether one heating system was better … Continue reading

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Smoker and Antismoker: Natural and Artificial

A recent video by Scott Adams featured a guest who opened by saying: “The coronavirus is going to push us to do things we should probably already be doing as a society. Firstly we do need to practise higher and … Continue reading

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Hyped Health Threats

Express: Storm Jorge now classed as WEATHER BOMB bringing heavy snow – ‘severe’ weather warning We never used to have named storms. Why give them names? Giving something a name suggests that it has a personality and a will of … Continue reading

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Optimistic Smokers and Pessimistic Antismokers

I’m so used to hyped-up health scares that I’m more or less convinced that the new coronavirus scare is just another one. If you fear the worst, this is a fiendish bioweapon that’s going to kill tens of millions of … Continue reading

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The Stuff Of Nightmares

Yesterday on Drudge: BREAKING: Mike Bloomberg ‘wants Hillary Clinton as his running mate’, sources close to his campaign tell Drudge It’s the stuff of nightmares: together they’d make a virulently antismoking presidency. As mayor Bloomberg banned smoking in NYC, purely … Continue reading

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Before and After-Smoke

Daily Mail: Cigarette butts still emit harmful chemicals for at least a week after they have been stubbed out, experts have found. Researchers warn ‘after smoke’ could damage health due to the ‘significant’ level of airborne nicotine coming from butts. … Continue reading

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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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