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Health Headlines

Health headlines I found on Google news today: I found all these headlines somehow rather disturbing. The idea of health checks (first headline) bothers me these days, because in the past you used to go and tell doctors that you … Continue reading

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Physician, Heal Thyself

I had the thought this morning, not for the first time, that antismoking (and perhaps healthism in general) is a disease of the medical profession which has now reached pandemic proportions. And it was a disease that was very difficult … Continue reading

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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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