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Sun, Sand, Sex, and Cigarettes.

H/T Rose for this highly conflicted article in Marie Claire. On the one hand the article, written by Jenna Rosenstein, rails against smoking, while on the other hand it depicts a whole raft of sexy pictures of models and actresses … Continue reading

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Why Is Deborah Arnott Paid More Than Theresa May?

I came across this yesterday on Guido: Deborah Arnott, the fanatical £160,000-a-year chief executive of the taxpayer-funded pressure group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), still has to continue justifying her taxpayer subsidy. How much does Theresa May, the British … Continue reading

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Under Pressure

I was thinking about volcanoes this morning. I don’t really know how they work. And I can’t remember ever reading anywhere an explanation of how they work. But for most of my life I’ve supposed that what happens is that … Continue reading

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On Being Fashionable

Still mulling over my closest approach to the Guardian in something like 25 years. It felt like getting near Mars or Jupiter or Krypton. You gaze down on the weird critters below, and wonder how they survive on that strange … Continue reading

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Imagining Non-Existent Dangers

H/T Smokingscot and Joe L for this Express quote: Mr Selbie said: “It’s now hard to believe that back in 1974 almost half of adults smoked. But now an end really is in sight and we have a real opportunity … Continue reading

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Ideology

In a time when most smokers seem quite apathetic and despairing in the face of their ever-mounting persecution, I was wondering this morning why I wasn’t. Smokers, I was thinking, are almost punch-drunk with the amount of punishment they’ve been … Continue reading

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Empty Moral Outrage

I was going to use the title of “Smokers Of The World, Unite” for today’s essay, until I discovered that I’d already used it, over four years ago. But this time the essay was anyway going to be less about … Continue reading

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