Tag Archives: Tobacco Control

Shipman

Harold Shipman Wikipedia entry: Harold Frederick Shipman (14 January 1946 – 13 January 2004) was a British general practitioner and one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history. On 31 January 2000, a jury found Shipman guilty of fifteen murders for killing … Continue reading

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EPA Purge

Via Audrey Silk: Eleven new members of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board have a history of downplaying the health risks of secondhand smoke, air pollution and other hazards, including two who have spun science for tobacco companies, according … Continue reading

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Disintegration

I was thinking last night, not for the first time, that Tobacco Control’s global scale attempt at social engineering is bound to fail because “society” doesn’t exist as a monolithic entity that can be steered in one direction or other … Continue reading

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No More Doctor’s Orders

What is the optimum size for a state? That rather Socratic question came to mind this morning as I considered the Catalonian crisis, which rumbled on over the weekend with approaching one million demonstrators on the streets of Barcelona. Eight … Continue reading

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A Surprise Reverse for Tobacco Control

Hat-tip Tony: “Good news from Austria. ‘In health negotiations, the FPÖ insists on a repeal of smoking bans. “ and Strache einigt sich mit Kurz Koalitions-Deal: Aus für Rauchverbot In den Gesundheitsverhandlungen beharrt FPÖ auf Rücknahme des Rauchverbots. Some background: … Continue reading

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Words and Pictures

I wrote to my MP last week. I wrote to him to protest about the treatment of prisoners in British prisons. They are being forced to stop smoking. All in the name of “health”, of course. I doubt if my … Continue reading

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The Upstart Empire of Health

Oxford Dictionary: ethos, NOUN The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations. ethic, NOUN A set of moral principles, especially ones relating to or affirming a specified group, field, or form of conduct. … Continue reading

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