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Cultural Degradation

From Nisaki:man: The number of smokers in Greece has decreased over the last five years, however, the non-implementation of a smoking ban in enclosed public places has irritated the public, which calls it “cultural degradation,” writes European affairs website euractiv.com. … Continue reading

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How Did They Manage It?

The morning’s thought today was: How on earth did they manage to get smoking banned in almost every country in the world in the space of barely 10 years? It’s an extraordinary achievement. I think that even North Korea has … Continue reading

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More on Smoking in Prisons

After my last protest against UK prison smoking bans, I’ve now received the response that was sent by the Ministry of Justice to my MP. Here’s the complete letter (click to slightly enlarge) from the Ministry, with all names redacted:There … Continue reading

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Dirty Snowballs

Via Audrey Silk, Frosty the (Smoking) Snowman in Chelsea, NYC: In the accompanying Chelsea MI report: Although Frosty can get away with smoking in the subways, regular commuters can’t – smoking is prohibited on trains and in stations. Like most … Continue reading

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Approximate Parity

I find it rather intriguing that, while tobacco is gradually becoming illegal, marijuana is gradually becoming legal. A long-awaited law in California kicked in today allowing anyone 21 and older to purchase marijuana at licensed shops, grow up to six pot … Continue reading

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Mirror Images

Via a comment by Smoking Lamp, this report: One of the most notable legal changes in the Czech Republic this year has been a ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants that entered force before the summer. However a new … Continue reading

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Two Pieces of Good News

There seems to be a surprising amount of good news around these days. The latest example: Local councils cut millions of pounds from stop-smoking services while investments in tobacco companies soar  …councils have nearly halved the money available to help … Continue reading

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