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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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Scare Stories

I used to worry about Peak Oil. I bought a copy of The Limits To Growth back in 1972 or so, and it had all these computer-generated graphs showing peak oil production being achieved in 1990 or maybe 1995. I … Continue reading

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The Stolen Future

In among all the wailing and gnashing of teeth that has gone on for the past few days, one poster caught my attention: it read “You Stole Our Future From Us.” It’s not a poster I could ever have written, … Continue reading

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Stress Relief

Guido Fawkes reported recently that David Cameron was seen smoking on the House of Commons terrace. This isn’t big news, since he’s admitted he hasn’t managed to entirely stop smoking. More interesting, however, has been the news that his wife … Continue reading

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What Really Killed Him…

I see: Until his brush with death [in 2004], Bowie, a long-time heavy smoker, insisted on a full English fry-up every weekend. Now his wife of 20 years, Iman, prepares him a fat-free Sunday brunch of egg-white omelette with shiitake … Continue reading

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Third Hand Smoke Has Reached Sirius

Telegraph: Buying a house from a smoker could prove dangerous for your health, study finds Third hand smoke permeates furniture, carpets and walls and could prove toxic, even months after people have stopped smoking in it, scientists say Buying a … Continue reading

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Public Health Under The Cosh

In the wake of the resignation of John Ashton, ex-ASH boss Clive Bates offers the Faculty of Public Health some advice: 1. Own up and apologise properly, do not try to reallocate blame or plea mitigation because you had a … Continue reading

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