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The Scientific Scandal of Antismoking

I noticed that someone had posted this classic on Facebook. And thought I do the same. It’s always worth re-reading.   The Scientific Scandal of Antismoking By J. R. Johnstone, PhD (Monash) and P.D.Finch, Emeritus Professor of Mathematical Statistics (Monash) … Continue reading

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A New Year Toast

Last night, shortly before midnight (UK time), I met up with Brigitte in the Smoky Drinky Bar. And then, in the space of the next few minutes, Gary K in Illinois appeared as well, and then RdM in New Zealand, … Continue reading

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Flu Seasons

By email from MJM, December US flu prevalence over the past 3 years (click to enlarge): The figures are apparently from CDC, but MJM provided no link. Anyway, flu epidemics seem to be getting worse (i.e. more widespread) every year.  … Continue reading

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The Murderous Intent of Tobacco Control

The recent grisly murder in Moscow of a smoker – Eduard Assylov – by his antismoking roommate reminded me of the generally murderous attitude of antismokers towards smokers. For antismokers regularly wish death upon smokers, as even the most cursory examination … Continue reading

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Fighting The Wrong Enemy

I’m rather being taken to task in the comments, by Roobeedoo and Rose and Joe Jackson and Walt, for disagreeing with what Chris Snowdon said in the following passage: “Fast food. Fixed odds betting terminals. Cheap alcohol. Cigarettes. Sugary drinks. … Continue reading

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Tobacco Control Has Nothing To Do With Health

Taking Liberties has a picture showing the latest Tobacco Control “plain packaging” scheme: I’m not in the least bit surprised. I was considering exactly this possibility a year or two ago: you deface not just the product packaging, but also … Continue reading

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Green Tyranny

My copy of Rupert Darwall’s Green Tyranny (2017) arrived yesterday, and I’ve begun leafing through it. On the cover it says that it is “Exposing the totalitarian toots of the climate industrial complex”, but it might better have said “Exposing … Continue reading

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