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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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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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