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The Deplorables

We smokers are among the “deplorables”. And of course it was Hillary Clinton who referred to the “deplorables”: “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. … Continue reading

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Peter Hitchens’ Puritanism

I have continued to be fascinated by the conversation between James Delingpole and Peter Hitchens that I was discussing yesterday. Picking up where I left off, about 9 minutes in; JD: I can see why you believe in tough laws. … Continue reading

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Good Samaritans

Yesterday I wrote about how the upcoming (assuming it gets enacted) NYC ban on smoking while walking bothered me a lot more than the FDA’s upcoming plan (assuming it gets implemented) to reduce the nicotine content of cigarettes. And I (and … Continue reading

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Peter Koo Must Hang

I can’t stop thinking about NYC councillor Peter Koo’s bill to ban smoking while walking on city streets. To me it looks like a perfect example of a bad law. But what do I mean by a bad law? If … Continue reading

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No Children Permitted In Chinese Churches

One of the things that shocked me about the UK smoking ban of 1 July 2007 was that even churches were required to put up No Smoking signs, even though smoking in churches was something that simply didn’t happen. So … Continue reading

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Who Decides Societal Norms?

Something from Grid Girls Gone has been playing on my mind since I wrote it. In particular, this quote: Grid girls were scrapped by F1 shortly after the elimination of walk-on girls by the Professional Darts Corporation, because their jobs were held to be “at … Continue reading

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Trying To Swap Sides

I’ve been trying to get my head around the new Philip Morris ad (click to enlarge) that Dick Puddlecote is reporting: The gist of it is that, just like millions of people are (supposedly) trying to give up smoking cigarettes, … Continue reading

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