Tag Archives: ASH

The Bullying Bastards in Tobacco Control

I came across this in ZeroHedge yesterday: The following, written in 1940  [by Ludwig von Mises], is excerpted from Interventionism, An Economic Analysis, which was originally part of Nationaloekonomie, the German predecessor to Human Action. Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini constantly … Continue reading

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Are Politicians beginning to regret Smoking Bans?

A few days ago, Smoking Lamp drew attention to a call by some French periodical for smoking to be banned outside French cafes as well as inside: Readers’ views: Why it’s time to ban smoking on cafe terraces in France … Continue reading

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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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