Tag Archives: smoking ban

100 Years of War

Audrey Silk in NYC: We must be getting close to an election. When former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn was sliding in the polls in the 2013 race for mayor due to supporter dismay at her softened stances on issues … Continue reading

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Beaten or Robbed: Which Would You Prefer?

Iro Cyzane on Facebook: ”Just over a week after the terror group was flushed out of his hometown, Mr. Saleh was making a visual statement. He wanted people to know that he’s a smoker, a crime that until recently would … Continue reading

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Natural and Directed Evolution

Interesting discussion on the Smoking Section between Emily Wieja and her father: Her father was saying that he was not too bothered about smoking bans and the imminent prohibition of the menthol cigarettes he smoked. He saw it as a … Continue reading

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Bleeding Obvious

After learning of Theresa May’s shock announcement yesterday that she wanted a General Election on 8 June, I wondered what had prompted it. I read somewhere that she’d only made up her mind about it over the Easter weekend, while … Continue reading

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Labour’s Parliamentary Killjoys

From yesterday’s post about Haringey’s outdoor smoking ban: “Now Labour’s municipal killjoys have been caught with a smoking gun, trying to ban adults enjoying their local pub garden. If implemented, these ill-founded proposals would lead to massive pub closures.” To … Continue reading

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Labour’s Municipal Killjoys

H/T Smoking Lamp and Rose for this Telegraph report: Smoking ban in beer gardens and al-fresco dining areas rejected by ministers 13 April 2017 “A smoking ban in beer gardens and al-fresco dining areas has been blocked by the Government … Continue reading

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Getting Nastier

Continuing with yesterday’s “nasty” post, and picking up on a couple of comments in response to it. First Tony: The trouble with getting nasty is that in many cases, the immediate bullies are friends and family. Nastiness towards them is … Continue reading

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