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Laughing As They Die

This stuck in mind: the story about the kids who laughed and jeered while a disabled man drowned. In a news story that sounds like something from Mad Max, a group of Florida teenagers who filmed themselves laughing and cracking … Continue reading

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New Weapons for New Wars

In their own eyes, I’m sure that antismoking zealots think they’re doing good, and making the world a better place. They think the world would be a better place without tobacco. They think people would live longer and healthier lives … Continue reading

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Naughty List Morality

While sitting in a dentist’s chair some 5 years ago, I was being lectured about smoking by a dental hygienist who ended up telling me, in all seriousness, that “It’s naughty to smoke.” And I burst out laughing. There was … Continue reading

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Cheap

I bought a couple of expensive wine glasses last week. I wanted them for the transgressive videos I was planning to make with Emily, which were to feature us both (and other people as well) ostentatiously smoking and drinking and … Continue reading

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Learning To Be Nobody

I’ve been trying to put my finger on just exactly why I don’t agree with Stephen Helfer (and a whole bunch of other people, up to and including the illustrious Audrey Silk). And the nearest I’ve managed to get to … Continue reading

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Moral Archaeology

It’s become something of a commonplace these days to remark that Tobacco Control is not engaged in improving public health. In the first place, once smokers were “exiled to the outdoors”, it became more likely that they would die of … Continue reading

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The Enemies of Society

Many thanks for all the comments under yesterday’s post, where I sketched out my plans for producing YouTube videos of Skype conversations between smokers. I’ve taken note of 7 or 8 people who seem interested in participating. At some point … Continue reading

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