Tag Archives: psycho-antis

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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