Tag Archives: smoking ban

What Defiles A Man

Simon Clark has asked me to be a guest speaker at a webinar on smoking and pubs next week. I shouldn’t have too much difficulty: I’ve been writing about it since 2009. What might I say? I suppose the main … Continue reading

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Untrue Normality

Guardian: The government is reportedly ready to let pub beer gardens in England reopen from 22 June as part of plans drawn up by a group of ministers, dubbed the “Save Summer Six”, who are looking at ways to restart the hospitality … Continue reading

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Planned and Unplanned

Mail: SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit — including one with an inbuilt ‘sun visor’ to make the constellation less visible from Earth Total number of Starlink satellites now in orbit has now reached 482 SpaceX has permission … Continue reading

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Other Views

Stuff I’ve been reading. Simon Clark: I’m not sure why I get so annoyed. There is just something about some vaping activists that leaves me cold. ‬ ‪For example, the cult-like insistence that if only smokers had access to e-cigarettes … Continue reading

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Lockdown

I live in a quiet English country town. It’s even quieter now. Pretty much all I can hear outside my window is the chirping of birds and gusts of wind. I’ve been listening. I’ve only heard 3 cars in the … Continue reading

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Death of the Experts

Delingpole: Britain’s drastic lockdown policy may be based on a flawed and unreliable model devised by a scientist with a track record of failure. Professor Neil Ferguson, director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College, … Continue reading

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War

Smoking is an idle time activity. Idle Theory was an inkling I had one sunny spring morning in 1975. I’d recently started building heat flow models at university, and was wondering how to judge whether one heating system was better … Continue reading

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Things That Matter, and Things That Don’t Matter

Lionel has a good question: “So, with the threat of international epidemics, anyone want to talk about transgender bathrooms?” Plastic straws then? Plastic bags? Personal pronouns? These are all things that don’t really matter. The coronavirus epidemic, he reckons, will … Continue reading

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Protected Smokers

From Brigitte: ASH Daily News for 14 February 2020 UK Smokers at increased risk of coronavirus complications, leading experts warn I have a different take on it: How To Prevent Coronavirus? Start Smoking. It was based on a recent Chinese study … Continue reading

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Tiny Tyrant Michael Bloomberg

With the nightmare prospect of an antismoking  president, Breitbart has a comprehensive takedown of Michael Bloomberg: Nolte: The Fascist History of Tiny Tyrant Michael Bloomberg He only wants to make the world a better place, you see. He knows what’s … Continue reading

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