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Do Not Resuscitate

A passage in a comment by Rhys last night came as a bit of a jolt. I hope Britain is better than Canada, because here paramedics won’t come into your house if you smoke. I hope so too. But I … Continue reading

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Lions Led By Donkeys

I don’t really have much contact with the medical profession, mercifully. I haven’t been to see a doctor for over 10 years. And when I did used to see them, it was almost always only to get the sleeping tablets … Continue reading

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The Ever-Widening Smoke-Free Zones

Only a couple of days ago, in The Genocidal Programme of Tobacco Control, I wrote: Someone recently told me, for example, that in some places in London, which had smoking bans inside and for several yards outside, he had concluded … Continue reading

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An Epidemic of Chinese Restaurants

I’m interested in what people in Tobacco Control think. But it’s an alien mindset. And, I think, a completely mad mindset. Simon Clark reports on ASH Scotland: We hear that Forest is paying for a survey with the aim “to … Continue reading

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The Power of Suggestion

I noticed this yesterday: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson found dead in her flat  Comes as a friend appeared on This Morning to claim she had relapsed ‘back into a dark place’ Socialite and model told last year that she had been battling … Continue reading

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Sideways Glances

Various items. Firstly, I think this photo provides all the reasons why I  would vote for this man: Although I can’t quite put my finger on exactly what it is. … Secondly, I keep reading stuff like this: It goes … Continue reading

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Is There Conflict Between Standard and Preventive Medicine?

I sometimes wonder whether the recently announced smoking ban in HUD dwellings in the USA, as well as the smoking bans proliferating in the grounds of NHS hospitals in the UK, set up stresses within the organisations involved. After all, it … Continue reading

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