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Nowhere To Hide

Some two-year-old Norwegian news: Smokers in Norway ‘like Jews under the Nazis’ A politician from a fringe conservative party in the far north of Norway has compared the plight of smokers in the country to that of Jews during the Nazi … Continue reading

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Do Not Resuscitate

A passage in a comment by Rhys last night came as a bit of a jolt. I hope Britain is better than Canada, because here paramedics won’t come into your house if you smoke. I hope so too. But I … Continue reading

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The Hermit On The Hill

Something I came across last week: Vivek Murthy, the surgeon general of the United States, has said many times in recent years that the most prevalent health issue in the country is not cancer or heart disease or obesity. It … Continue reading

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A Little More Liberal Fascism

After the turmoil of the Trump inauguration, I’ve gone back to reading Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, and have encountered in it a plausible explanation of why, in America at least, “liberal” no longer means “liberal”. Liberal intellectuals and activists … Continue reading

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Public Opinion on Smoking Ban Sought

South Wales Evening Post (2 Sep 2016): Public opinion needed over hospitals’ smoking ban review HYWEL Dda University Health Board wants your opinions about smokers lighting up on hospital grounds. The health board is asking the public to complete a survey, … Continue reading

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Smoking, Class And The Legitimisation Of Power

I’ve just ordered a book I noticed on Facebook today: Smoking, Class And The Legitimisation Of Power by Sean Gabb. It was first published in 2011, but seems to be composed of a number of earlier writings. Sean Gabb seems to … Continue reading

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The Coming HUD Smoker Holocaust

H/T Lecroix on Facebook for the cartoon. Following on from my piece about proposals to ban smoking in US public housing, I started wondering today what happened to smokers when they got evicted from public housing. Looking through Jariel’s comments, … Continue reading

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