Tag Archives: fctc

Redefining the meaning of “Epidemic”

One of the odd characteristics of our times seems to be that, rather like in Alice In Wonderland, words increasingly mean whatever people want them to mean. So now “gay” means “homosexual”, and “liberal” means more or less the opposite … Continue reading

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Some Welcome Tobacco Industry Activism

I’ve not been very optimistic that Donald Trump was going to do anything for smokers. He doesn’t smoke or drink. He doesn’t even drink coffee. So what was he ever likely to do for them? I’ve also not been very … 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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Little Victories

H/T Dick Puddlecote for some good news: Court rules cafes and bars can set up smoking rooms Health September 14, 2016 Cafes and bars can continue to set up special smoking rooms where customers can light up, judges in The … Continue reading

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Reject Globalism

I’m not a believer in any New World Order, because I can’t see it anywhere. It doesn’t seem to have a head office. Or a managing director. Or a manifesto. But maybe the best evidence for it lies right in … Continue reading

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Laws don’t just “bubble up” from nowhere

From the Economist, an argument for the futility of leaving the EU (my added emphases): The Johnson-Gove argument goes something like this: unlike many continental countries, Britain has an unbroken tradition of liberty and representative democracy (a “golden thread”) dating … Continue reading

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Sick Of These Bastards

Dick Puddlecote has already covered this (including a quote from me from an earlier occasion). Professor Gerald Hastings wants alcohol to to have its own version of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: “To deal with that, the route that … Continue reading

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