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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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Embracing Inevitability

Dexter Gordon by Herman Leonard: From the other side of the pond, an update on New Orleans‘ proposed smoking ban, H/T Magnetic: After listening to all of Wednesday night’s speakers, the full City Council will take up the issue at … Continue reading

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We Are Margaret Chan’s Chickens

H/T Taking Liberties for this article from Tobacco Reporter (page 20) on the recent secret FCTC conference in Moscow:   I see. You don’t allow Big Tobacco into the debate, because that’s like appointing foxes to look after your chickens. But why … Continue reading

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