Tag Archives: psycho-antis

Lunch at the Restaurant Fournaise

Yesterday I came across a painting – Lunch at the Restaurant Fournaise – by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Since Renoir died in 1919, it must have been painted some years before the outbreak of WW1, depicting as it does a scene of idyllic … Continue reading

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Rodrigo Duterte

New pin-up boy for Tobacco Control. HuffPo: Smoking In the Philippines Could Land You In Prison For 4 Months The tough new law will end smoking in public places. MANILA, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to … Continue reading

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Harry and Charlie

Express: Prince Harry infuriates Charles with his ‘filthy’ smoking WHILE PRINCE Harry is riding high in public approbation (he has just been voted the world’s “hottest royal” in a poll of 1,000 British women) he continues to frustrate his father … Continue reading

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Someone Intervened

H/T Dick Puddlecote for this from the BBC (my emphasis): A move that could have seen obese patients refused surgery in an attempt to save money is to be reviewed after national NHS bosses intervened. A proposed restriction by the NHS … 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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The Martyrs of Mosul

Aranews: ERBIL – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Wednesday executed six men in the city of Mosul in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province for selling cigarettes, activists and eyewitnesses reported. Smoking or selling cigarettes has been for years banned … Continue reading

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Never Heard Of Him

Moschino cigarette-themed fashion show featured burnt dresses and cigarette pack handbags with “Fashion Kills” warnings.   And from Simon Clark, on the Irish election: …James Reilly, the former health minister who turned the war on tobacco into a personal crusade, … Continue reading

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