Tag Archives: smoking ban

“What Can Smokers Do To Fight Back?”

Tobacco Control always presents itself as being on the side of the angels. They see themselves as knights in shining armour, riding out from their hilltop castle to fight and kill the smoke-belching dragon of tobacco. But the way I … Continue reading

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Do Not Resuscitate

A passage in a comment by Rhys last night came as a bit of a jolt. I hope Britain is better than Canada, because here paramedics won’t come into your house if you smoke. I hope so too. But I … Continue reading

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Roadkill Resurrection

I used to think that the 1960s was about the most turbulent event I ever lived through. But I now think that the 2007 UK smoking ban tops that by a country mile. If nothing else, the 1960s really meant … Continue reading

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23 Skidoo

H/T Audrey Silk for this piece by Scott Gottlieb, who is Trump’s appointee as new head of the FDA: Smokers Are Pissed at Bloomberg Scott Gottlieb August 15, 2002 12:00 am | New York Sun I am too young to … Continue reading

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Heaven And Hell

Some things stick in memory. Things that people said which were manifestly absurd. Or which I thought were manifestly absurd. Like the time, many years ago, when my vegetarian landlady remarked that tigers wouldn’t eat meat “if they knew better.” … Continue reading

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Things I Noticed

Various things I noticed these past few days. Why are some people such tyrants? MANILA, Philippines – Smokers may soon be limited to the privacy of their homes for their fix as Cabinet officials announced the signing by President Rodrigo Duterte … Continue reading

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Lions Led By Donkeys

I don’t really have much contact with the medical profession, mercifully. I haven’t been to see a doctor for over 10 years. And when I did used to see them, it was almost always only to get the sleeping tablets … Continue reading

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