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Smoking Prevalence Is Rising Sharply

Via Audrey Silk, a new study: Despite a decline in cigarette smoking over the years, tobacco remains a health risk for many people, with nearly 28 percent of adults regularly using one or more of an assortment of products, according … Continue reading

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Instant Democracy

One thing about the modern world that puzzles me a lot is this: How come, given the truly astonishing communication technology we’ve got these days, that governments everywhere seem to be more and more out of touch with the people … Continue reading

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All The News That Isn’t News

These days I only ever get to occasionally watch TV at my brother’s house. And over Christmas I watched a bit. A couple of items stood out, both of them like sore thumbs, as very good reasons for not watching … Continue reading

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Can Tobacco Control Survive the Rise of Populism?

Tobacco Control has never been a popular – or populist – project. There have never been mass marches or demonstrations in favour of it. In the months preceding the 2007 UK smoking, my own personal polling of Devon pub-goers revealed … Continue reading

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Faint Gleams of Light

A couple of things I noticed yesterday. Firstly this, about the HUD residential smoking ban announced a few days back. The Nanny State Shames Poor Smokers in Their Homes Prohibition 3.0 won’t be any more successful than its predecessors… We … Continue reading

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Close Down the BBC

I don’t watch or listen to the BBC these days (because I would have to pay the £155 licence fee if I did), and so it was only because Simon Clark had transcribed a recent BBC interview of him on his … Continue reading

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The Hidden Power of Smokers

Comment by MJM : Trump appealed to smoker-voters because he was NOT HILLARY. Hillary started off with banning smoking in the White House, but when she moved into government itself and pushed the creation and passage of the SCHIP tax … Continue reading

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