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ISIS Survey Data Entry

I’m happy to report that online data entry for completed ISIS paper questionnaires is now working, thanks to Wiel Maessen (and also Morgan Toal). I’ll be sending out the address of the site, along with usernames and passwords, to all … Continue reading

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Drones

I’ve been out today doing the ISIS survey. And once again I came across no smokers at all. In a pub garden with about 15 people in it, none of them were smokers. Actually, there was one. But I recognised … Continue reading

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Hot

Hot today, and I ended up comatose in the evening. Earlier I’d gone to a couple of pubs, for a cool drink, and to interview a few smokers. I found the cool drinks, but I found no smokers at all. … Continue reading

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International Social Impact Survey Update

Many of my readers will know that, a month or two back, some of us teamed up to conduct a survey of the social impact of smoking bans on smokers. We put together an English questionnaire, and have had that … Continue reading

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International Social Impact Survey Starts

Well, today at least three people started asking smokers to fill out the ISIS questionnaire. Someone’s been pounding the streets of Torbay today in the bottom left corner of Britain, and Leg-iron’s taking it round to a smoky-drinky tonight in … Continue reading

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Darkness Is Coming

When I’d set up last night’s poll, and remarked that I would click on nearly every single item on it, I didn’t really expect more or less everyone else to do the same. But that’s more or less what they … Continue reading

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What Are The Consequences of Smoking Bans?

Interesting results on last night’s poll, with something like 130 people responding. Clearly most people don’t like the pub/bar smoking ban, and I expected this. But a substantial number really don’t like travel and hotel and hospital bans. And many … Continue reading

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Phew!!

This survey idea has really taken off. I now have 12 or 13 volunteer pollsters, maybe more. And I’ve set up a new private blog for discussion of the questionnaire wording and design. It will also serve as HQ when … Continue reading

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Social Impact Survey

After the very promising response to last night’s tentative suggestion for a survey, I’m going to carry on thinking out loud about it. My draft title for the survey is above. Firstly, I’m not going to discuss ways of publishing the … Continue reading

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Suggestion For A Survey

It’s beginning to look as if the troll that’s been harassing a number of blogs for the last 4 months or so has finally been banished, thanks to the dogged detective work of one or two bloggers. My thanks go … Continue reading

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