Tag Archives: morality

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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Nomads and Settlers

Immigration – or migration – has become a problem in Europe and America in recent years, as millions of people have begun migrating from Africa and the Middle East to Europe, and from South America to North America. And so … Continue reading

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Ebb Tide

News item I caught yesterday: Nearly a million Brits a year have cancelled their BBC TV License for the past four years, with more than 3.5 million doing so since 2013. Figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request by … Continue reading

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Hot And Cold Potatoes

I was rather struck by something in a comment by Jax, written in response to something I’d written: I’ve never really understood why first David Cameron and then Theresa May have continued to support a smoking ban that most Conservative … Continue reading

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How I Started Smoking

A sentence in the Swedish article I was quoting from yesterday came back to mind: Smoking always starts as a social experiment, but the less people see smokers the less popular it will become. The antismoker who wrote this seemed … Continue reading

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Stanton Glantz Faces Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Hat tip Walt: It must be Christmas or something. A former UC San Francisco doctoral researcher Wednesday filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment by a prominent tobacco control activist and tenured UCSF professor Stanton Glantz that spanned nearly two years. The … Continue reading

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Small-Mindedness

We live in an age of confusion. But perhaps we are always living in an age of confusion. Perhaps it’s just that the nature of the confusion changes from one century to the next, or perhaps from one decade to … Continue reading

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