Tag Archives: ASH

Why Are They All So Nasty?

They all seem to be such nasty people in Tobacco Control. Everything they do is nasty. Smoking bans are nasty things: exiling people to the outdoors is a very nasty thing to do to anybody. And the No Smoking signs … Continue reading

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Start A New Graveyard?

Via Smoking Lamp a few days back: Six years ago, more than a dozen men with AK-47s shot their way into Akinbode Oluwafemi’s home in Lagos, Nigeria. They killed his house guard and his brother-in-law, and briefly held a muzzle … Continue reading

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Blood Phoenix

The very interesting discussion that is taking place on these threads has thrown up all sorts of wonderful suggestions for names for some kind of ‘Smokers’ Army’. And in addition to the numerous suggestions for names it has also been … Continue reading

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Self-Appointed?

An article  by Chris Snowdon about Public Health England in the Spectator: Eating, drinking, smoking and lazing around are personal matters that may or may not have personal consequences. In the liberal tradition, this makes them nobody else’s business and, … Continue reading

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Cultural Vandalism

We live in a time of rapid change. One piece of technology is replaced with another, with almost dizzying rapidity. Perhaps it’s happening too fast. I had an experience of it early in life, when I was living in the … Continue reading

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Two Pieces of Good News

There seems to be a surprising amount of good news around these days. The latest example: Local councils cut millions of pounds from stop-smoking services while investments in tobacco companies soar  …councils have nearly halved the money available to help … Continue reading

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Two Highly Polished Videos

Yesterday Clicky dropped in a little 2-minute video featuring Chris Snowdon: "Never in history have we had less reason to panic about our health" – @cjsnowdon with our latest #viewsnight pic.twitter.com/Yc6E8cKpE8 — BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) December 12, 2017 It was … Continue reading

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