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The Lawless World

Pat Nurse was right: the pub smoking room proposal has been removed from UKIP’s manifesto. I suppose that it’s no surprise that this happened as soon as Nigel Farage stepped down as UKIP leader: it was probably only his personal intervention … Continue reading

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ASH “Absolutely Worried”

Great! ASH is “absolutely worried” about the Trump administration. Yahoo News: For much of the last eight years, Barack Obama has been struggling to keep a promise he made to his wife to quit smoking when he ran for president. As … Continue reading

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VOTE NO ON PROP 56

Guest post by smokervoter in California about Proposition 56, which will slap a $2 tax on every packet of cigarettes: For various reasons the Medi-Cal indigent childrens’ healthcare program expanded precipitously in 2014. This left a $1.1 billion dollar budget … Continue reading

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Killing The Product

From Scriblerus blog Factsdomatter (click on image for larger version), the relative importance of various factors in choice of cigarettes: Looking at this table, starting at the bottom, we know that “plain packaging” has been foisted on cigarettes. I also read … Continue reading

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Musicians Pay Pub Owner’s Fine

H/T Klaus K for this story from Denmark: (photo shows Johnny Madsen centre left, Klaus Kjellerup centre right) Johnny Madsen supports tavern owner Well-known musicians are now supporting a tavern owner from Maribo in her fight against smoking law. Tuesday, March 29. … Continue reading

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Creeping Prison Smoking Ban?

H/T Rose: Prison smoking ban overturned by court of appeal A compulsory, immediate ban on smoking in prisons has been overturned by the court of appeal, allowing the Ministry of Justice to introduce its own voluntary, phased controls. Bans affecting … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave Public Health to Public Health Experts

H/T Harley: West Virginia lawmakers have county smoking bans in their crosshairs. For the second consecutive year, Republican legislators are moving bills that would allow county commissions across the state to revoke clean indoor air regulations and other public health … Continue reading

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