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Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, and The Doctrine of Rights.

For the past week or so I’ve been getting more and more steamed up about NYC councillor Peter Koo’s proposal to ban smoking while walking on New York’s streets. It’s seems to me to check every box in the list … Continue reading

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Peter Koo Must Hang

I can’t stop thinking about NYC councillor Peter Koo’s bill to ban smoking while walking on city streets. To me it looks like a perfect example of a bad law. But what do I mean by a bad law? If … Continue reading

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The Transportation of Deborah Arnott

In the Smoky Drinky Bar last night, the Flat-Earth-related discussion came round to wondering why there were no air flights over Antarctica, and we got hold of a rather good 3D globe at MeteoEarth, with me saying that if you wanted … Continue reading

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Tobacco Control Always Gets Other People To Do Its Dirty Work

Some news I came across a couple of days back: Health workers attacked and abused over hospital smoking ban Rules banning smoking outside Victoria’s public hospitals could be reviewed because health workers are being attacked and abused while trying to … Continue reading

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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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