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Before and After-Smoke

Daily Mail: Cigarette butts still emit harmful chemicals for at least a week after they have been stubbed out, experts have found. Researchers warn ‘after smoke’ could damage health due to the ‘significant’ level of airborne nicotine coming from butts. … Continue reading

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New Religions

Three minutes and twenty seconds into their conversation, James Delingpole asked 100 year old James Lovelock: “How do I get to live to 100 and beyond, and be as hale as you are?” And James Lovelock replied: “The most important … Continue reading

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Persecuted Minorities

I often compare antismoking to antisemitism. What’s antisemitism? Hatred of Jews. What are Jews? There seem to be two answers to this question. The first one is that Judaism is a religion, and Jews are hated for their beliefs. And … Continue reading

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A Nasty Little Mind

I’ve been re-reading Deborah Arnott’s 2007 Guardian piece: (Don’t) Hate the smoker. It’s a litany of antismoking dogma. While it’s important to accept the rights of smokers to carry on smoking, it also needs to be recognised that being a … Continue reading

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Hating The Smoker

Something that has crept into mind recently. Back in January 2007, the Guardian published a piece by Deborah Arnott with the title: Don’t hate the smoker. I keep a link to it in the right margin, because in the piece … Continue reading

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Antismoking Monomania

Rhys turned up something interesting: Moral Theater vs The Mentally Ill The limits of the war on smoking Pennsylvania has decided that unless you are willing to quit smoking for the duration of your treatment, you don’t deserve mental health treatment from the state … Continue reading

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Hatred

Antismokers are driven by hatred. This was something I realised with the very first antismoker I ever met: Dr W, in whose home in England I once lived (because I was at school in England, and my parents were living … 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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Mayor Jilly Gibson Can Go Hang

Hat tip Smoking Lamp for this story. (A CBD is a Central Business District for those who don’t know, which includes me). A Sydney council hopes to establish what is possibly the nation’s first smoke-free CBD in a capital city. North … Continue reading

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War and Peace

For the past few months I’ve been thinking how the Earth’s climate alternates between ice ages and interglacials, between cold and warmth. And, somewhat in parallel with that, I was thinking yesterday about how human societies alternate between war and … Continue reading

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