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The Nazi Origins of Tobacco Control

I’ve been thinking this morning that the UK smoking ban of 1 July 2007 was the culmination of a very long slow process, and not any sort of new and surprising revolution. For the war on smoking has been going … Continue reading

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Certainty

A couple of days ago I was referring to my copy of Smoking: The Cancer Controversy by Sir Ronald Fisher, published in 1959. The book opens with a letter he had written in 1957, which begins: Your annotation on “Dangers … Continue reading

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Superstition

A week or two back, Vaping Liz sent me a link to a video of one of Dennis Prager’s fireside chats. It featured him sat, as promised, beside a blazing fire. And he was also smoking a cigar. And he … Continue reading

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Three Ideas

After about a week of having no ideas about anything, I’m suddenly full of lots of new ideas. … The first idea is a computing idea, about menus. The WordPress screen I’m using right now has got a menu down … Continue reading

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Wave The Magic Wand

I was thinking about magic and magic wands and magical thinking this morning when I came across something Leggie had written, which contained an image And I thought: There’s the magic wand I’m looking for. Leggie said it was Nisakiman’s … Continue reading

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Useless Doctors

I spoke to Nisakiman last night. He got his biopsy results last week. And the prognosis was delivered to him by a harridan doctor who told him that he had “not years” to live, but only months. And of course … Continue reading

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Please Label Everything As Carcinogenic

Something I noticed while reading Legiron: I’m hoping that they really do label everything as carcinogenic. Not just cigarettes and alcohol and fast food and all the usual suspects. No, everything. I want to see paintings and sculptures and buildings … Continue reading

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