Tag Archives: madness

The Catastrophic Disaster of the Smoking Ban

If nothing else has changed over the past 10 years, at least one thing has. And it is that there are a lot more people speaking up against smoking bans now than there were 10 years ago. I should know, … Continue reading

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Imagining Non-Existent Dangers

H/T Smokingscot and Joe L for this Express quote: Mr Selbie said: “It’s now hard to believe that back in 1974 almost half of adults smoked. But now an end really is in sight and we have a real opportunity … Continue reading

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Next, Ban Gardening?

H/T Audrey Silk for this from theinertia.com, which seems to be a website devoted to unnecessary pastimes like surfing and white-water rafting: Cigarettes are a global health epidemic. More than seven million people die per year from tobacco use, leading the … Continue reading

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Living In The Twilight Zone

Some days the news just seems totally surreal. After letting kids get sex-change surgery at 15, Oregon Democrats try raising smoking age to 21 Smoking bans are all about denormalising smoking. And sex-change surgery seems to be all about denormalising … Continue reading

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The Rise of the New Idiocracy

I’m trying to build up a collection of “plain” tobacco packs, because I think that one day they’re going to be collectors’ items framed behind glass for future generations to see what happens when madness takes hold of societies. This … Continue reading

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100 Years of War

Audrey Silk in NYC: We must be getting close to an election. When former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn was sliding in the polls in the 2013 race for mayor due to supporter dismay at her softened stances on issues … Continue reading

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Tiptoeing Away

H/T Simon Clark, the BMJ has been complaining: Is the UK government still serious about reducing smoking? The lack of a tobacco control plan since 2015 could damage recent gains in reducing prevalence, Sophie Arie reports On 20 May, the … Continue reading

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