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Unexpected Honesty from Tobacco Control

Hat tip to Smoking Lamp for finding this piece of unexpected honesty from Dr Marewa Glover, an NZ Auckland-based tobacco researcher, during videoed submissions on a proposed law to ban smoking in cars: “In tobacco control over 35 years, we … Continue reading

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Asthma and Ice Ages

Chris Snowdon has an interesting graph showing how asthma deaths have been rising since the 2007 smoking ban: It reminds me that, about 100 years ago, doctors used to prescribe smoking as a treatment for asthma. Can anyone even begin … Continue reading

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40 Years of Hurt

Simon Clark has been promoting a new report: 40 Years of Hurt: The hyper-regulation of smokers 1979-2019. “What began decades ago as a legitimate public health campaign to educate people about the risks of smoking has become a moral crusade … Continue reading

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Another Slowly Mounting Civil War

Smoking Lamp has drawn attention to this: One of the upsides of living in France is enjoying a drink or something to eat on one of the many café terraces, and be it sunny or rainy, smokers are always part … Continue reading

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The Global Empire of Tobacco Control

I suppose that it seems to me to be about as likely that Britain will leave the EU as it is that Britain will repeal the smoking ban. It’s not going to happen. Or at least not any time soon. … Continue reading

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There Will Be No Restoration

James Delingpole: This is one of the things that has been so enjoyable about watching the Boris Johnson administration in action. It’s like watching Odysseus returning to Ithaca and clearing his court of all the wastrels, louts, and spendthrifts who … Continue reading

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My War With The Antismoking EU

No big surprise: Eurocrats Tell Johnson They Will Not Renegotiate Brexit Treaty So it looks like we’re heading for a No Deal Brexit. Unless the Remainers in Parliament can prevent it happening. And they will do their level best to … Continue reading

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