Tag Archives: Public Health

Disempowering The People

Something I noticed a day or two back: ‘Lecturing people about smoking and drinking doesn’t work’ – warns Cumbria health boss Colin Cox, director of Cumbria County Council, said that putting pressure on people to change their lifestyles could do … Continue reading

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Contrary To Official Guidelines

Rose drew attention to this yesterday: Over 65? Eat butter and cakes to keep you healthy: Latest dietary advice for pensioners MILLIONS of old aged pensioners can stave off malnutrition this winter by eating full-fat foods such as cakes and … Continue reading

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The Idle Theory of Government

In Idle Theory, all wealth is idleness. And economic growth is growth in social idleness: as the economy grows, people need to do less and less work to stay alive. And so, over time, thanks largely to technological innovations – … Continue reading

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Why Tobacco Control Must Be Destroyed

I was writing yesterday that Tobacco Control was engaged in a eugenic social programme. They have a social goal which they pursue with singular determination: they’re trying to create a “smoke-free” society. Eugenic breeding programmes are ones in which plants … Continue reading

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Know Your Enemy

And as far as I’m concerned Tobacco Control and Public Health and the World Health Organisation are my enemies. They’re trying to eradicate smokers like me. They’re also trying to eradicate drinkers and fat people. I think that if they … Continue reading

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Overpaid, Parasitic Quangocrat

Hat tip to Chris Snowdon, who has denied calling people who work in Public Health England (12:50) “insufferable bastards,” although he wished he had. I often wonder what sort of things antismokers say to each other in their Tobacco Control … Continue reading

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Harm, Hurt, Pain, and Grief

I began listening yesterday to a podcast of Chris Snowdon in conversation with James Delingpole. Near the beginning, Snowdon’s new book, Killjoys, got plugged: Eating sugary food, drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes are legal activities. But politicians still use the law … Continue reading

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