Tag Archives: ASH

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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Unsurprising Prison Smoking Ban Riots

NWEmail: A RIOT broke out at Cumbria’s only prison when a peaceful protest about a tobacco ban turned ugly. Police are investigating the incident at HMP Haverigg which was only resolved when specialist riot cops were called in. Cells were … Continue reading

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Toad Island

H/T Rose for the news that the Abhorrent Toad has been complaining about smoking on the reality TV show Love Island. In its letter to Ofcom, seen by the Observer, Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Ash, said: “I consider it reasonable … Continue reading

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A Miserable and Worthless Life

In the comments a couple of days ago, Jim wrote: But the post war generation don’t ‘do God’ so are terrified of death as the final end, and are trying to put that day off for as long as possible. … 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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The Greengrocer Snaps

I was writing yesterday, in Learning To Be Nobody, how I felt that the EU had become a sort of new Soviet Union, with the European Commission playing the same role as the Soviet Politburo, and exerting top-down control over … Continue reading

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