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Supply and Demand

I stopped watching TV after the UK smoking ban, because nobody smoked on TV, and nobody spoke up for smokers on TV. On TV I saw depicted a world to which I didn’t belong, and to which I didn’t want … Continue reading

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A Lost Opportunity

Last night in the Smoky Drinky Bar Bucko drew attention to an article about World No Tobacco Day. In it there was a remarkable sentence: Every year on May 31 smokers have the opportunity to kick their bad habit, with … Continue reading

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United Smokers

Today’s the anniversary of a day that four of us smokers met up together. We’d all met up already in the Smoky Drinky Bar. This time was the first time that we’d actually met up in person, face to face, … Continue reading

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Community

Back in the 1950s, a home visit from the family doctor was a quite common occurrence. Family life came to a halt with their arrival. They were treated like gods. They took your temperature and your pulse. They rapped their … Continue reading

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Stamp Collecting

I’m becoming a stamp collector. When I was about 10 years old I had a small stamp collection. I think I had about 5 stamps.  But I soon got bored with it, and I stopped collecting stamps. My brother was … Continue reading

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Morale Is Everything

A comment by Walt prompted a few thoughts: beyond that and fwiw, Smokers Liberation Army actually says what you’re talking about and what you want the antagonists to know you’re about, so why get cute or symbolic or go for … Continue reading

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Control G

About 40 years ago, as a newbie computer programmer, pushily trying to boost my already-high pay rate, four of us programmers got together to call ourselves an organisation which we called Control G (does that still ring a bell?). I … Continue reading

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