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I’ll Remain a Proud Social Pariah

Author Naomi Klein (No Logo) talking recently (35:00 minutes in) about stopping smoking: “I used to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, and I didn’t stop smoking because I suddenly realised it was bad for me. I knew it … Continue reading

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The Thunberg Regime

I ought to be interested in the debate about Boris’ Brexit Deal in Parliament today, but I’m not, perhaps because: Remain supporters have hatched a plan to ensure Boris Johnson will be forced to ask for a Brexit extension even … Continue reading

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The Invisible Minority

One thing that puzzles me: why are smokers an invisible minority? Blacks, women, gays, etc. are all highly visible minorities, and politicians court them. So why aren’t they courting smokers? Why don’t they ever mention them? Why can’t they even … Continue reading

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Bullying Bastard Doctors

Thanks to Rose for drawing attention to this report: At a glance | Prof Dame Sally Davies’ review of obesity crisis Key proposals: Ban eating or drinking anything but plain water on all urban public transport Extend sugar tax on drinks … Continue reading

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Smoking: Britain and the EU

A comment from Some French bloke cast doubt on whether mounting nationalism would help smokers: …out of the 191+ nations of the world, not one offered any kind of significant resistance to the global onslaught against smoking and smokers… And … Continue reading

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The New Public Intellectuals

One of the features of our new internet era has been the arrival of a new army of public intellectuals. In the past these people would be usually caged within the pages of newspapers or periodicals, or in TV or … Continue reading

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The Coming War On Tea and Coffee

Brigitte drew attention to something that a spokesman for the Stuttgart Oktoberfest said recently: “Smoking is part of socializing.“ This is of course perfectly true. And smoking bans are attacks on society, on conviviality, on community, on friendship. Smoking bans … Continue reading

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