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A Universal Political Crisis?

Following on from yesterday, we seem to be in in something of a universal political crisis. The UK is in a political crisis over Brexit. The USA has been in a political crisis ever since Trump got elected. France is … Continue reading

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The Nazi Origins of Tobacco Control

I’ve been thinking this morning that the UK smoking ban of 1 July 2007 was the culmination of a very long slow process, and not any sort of new and surprising revolution. For the war on smoking has been going … Continue reading

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Overkill

Tobacco has been thoroughly demonised over the past century or so. And the tobacco companies that sell it have been thoroughly demonised as well. And so have countless millions of smokers who buy tobacco. Does a point ever come when … Continue reading

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Is Antismoking as Racist as it is Anti-American?

In recent times I’ve come to regard antismoking as profoundly anti-American. After all, America first gave the world tobacco. And America first got rich from tobacco. So hating tobacco and hating America go hand in hand. And it’s always seemed … Continue reading

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Green Tyranny

My copy of Rupert Darwall’s Green Tyranny (2017) arrived yesterday, and I’ve begun leafing through it. On the cover it says that it is “Exposing the totalitarian toots of the climate industrial complex”, but it might better have said “Exposing … Continue reading

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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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