Tag Archives: ASH

Bandeirantes Beach

I’m a model builder. I build models of all sorts of things. And over the last 20 or so years I’ve slowly built a model – a computer simulation model – of the solar system, with all the planets going … Continue reading

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Abolish Them All

Good piece by Dick Puddlecote on the Wild West of Public Health: They squeal that industry is not transparent but considering groups like ASH have been in receipt of taxpayer funding for over 40 years, why are they excluded from … Continue reading

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Things Are Starting To Happen Very, Very Fast

I think that things are going to start to happen very fast now. Very, very fast. Nothing much has been happening for the past 10 years. It’s been a period of stasis, with a mounting overburden of laws ensuring that … Continue reading

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ASH “Absolutely Worried”

Great! ASH is “absolutely worried” about the Trump administration. Yahoo News: For much of the last eight years, Barack Obama has been struggling to keep a promise he made to his wife to quit smoking when he ran for president. As … Continue reading

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An Army Of Utter Bastards

New Zealand: A lawyer is arguing that subjecting psychiatric patients to nicotine withdrawal lengthens their confinement in institutions. The Supreme Court will hear an appeal in the long-running battle by psychiatric patients to overturn the smoking ban at state-owned health … Continue reading

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The Litmus Test Of Freedom

I mentioned it last week, and now Taking Liberties has a piece – The war on smoking is a war on individual freedom – on the liberation of Manbij, quoting from an article by Juliet Samuel in the Telegraph: The women are … Continue reading

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Antismoking and Islam

H/T Harley for The politics of smoking in today’s Middle East: Convincing Middle Easterners to quit smoking, especially when so many rely on cigarettes and shishas as critical stress relief in a time of political and economic turmoil, would be a … Continue reading

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