Tag Archives: smoking ban

Tobacco Control Always Gets Other People To Do Its Dirty Work

Some news I came across a couple of days back: Health workers attacked and abused over hospital smoking ban Rules banning smoking outside Victoria’s public hospitals could be reviewed because health workers are being attacked and abused while trying to … Continue reading

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The Enemy Within

Ex-military policeman Harley would have had something to say about this. Hat-tip Smoking Lamp on this news from Israel: IDF declares war on smoking New plan aims to wipe out smoking among IDF troops. The IDF is attempting to wipe … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Legiron

Last weekend I met up with Legiron (aka Kevin Hillman of the UnderdogsBiteUpwards blog) on Skype, in order to record a conversation to be posted on YouTube. I saw it as a conversation rather than an interview. I did in … Continue reading

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Because It’s Hard

I was thinking this morning about something John F Kennedy said in his inaugural speech: “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they … Continue reading

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Writing To Protest

Today I finally got around to writing to my Conservative MP to protest about prison smoking bans: Dear X, I hope you enjoyed your summer recess in some country far from Britain. I am writing to protest on behalf of … Continue reading

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Smoking Bans as Self-Inflicted Disasters

I was looking at some YouTube videos this morning of the scene in Saint Martin, which the eye of category 5 Hurricane Irma passed over a couple of days ago, trying to assess how much work was going to be … Continue reading

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No Man Is An Island

I suppose that the attraction of living on a remote island must lie in escaping from the bustle of busy towns or cities, and surrounding oneself with a defensive moat, and perhaps also having the ability to make your own … Continue reading

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