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Lung Cancer Rising, but not from Smoking

Rose has been turning up a lot of interesting stuff in recent days. From the Times: Pollution blamed for lung cancer in people who have never smoked August 12 2017 “Lung cancer rates among non-smokers have doubled over the past … Continue reading

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The Next 100 Years

I often think that I’m much more optimistic than many of my readers and commenters. And I’ve been wondering why that’s so. And I think it’s because I tend to take a long term view of things. The late Captain … Continue reading

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The Letter

I was thinking this morning about dentists. I’ve been going to dentists for over 60 years. After the smoking ban, I stopped visiting doctors, but carried on visiting dentists. I regard dentists as more important than doctors. One of them … Continue reading

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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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