Tag Archives: Tobacco Control

Forging An Identity

Something I came across this morning: Identity Politics Is Tearing Society Apart Forget the old battles between the left and the right. Welcome to the era of ‘identity politics,’ where loyalties are owed not to class or political party, but … Continue reading

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Who Evicted Beulah Toombs?

I was asking for the name of the 89-year-old who was evicted from her HUD home, and Charles Burns has provided it: Her name was Beulah Toombs, and it happened 5 years ago, and I didn’t pick up the story. … Continue reading

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Rising Star: Sylvi Listhaug

Hat tip to Igrowmyown for drawing attention to this: Norway’s newly appointed health minister has caused controversy by saying people should be allowed to eat, smoke and drink “as much as they want”. Sylvi Listhaug also said smokers were made … Continue reading

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Adding Big Pharma to the Flow Chart

Several readers wrote yesterday that I’d missed out the pharmaceutical industry from my money and influence flow charts. And I myself pointed out that I’d missed out the tobacco companies and Tobacco Control. The medical profession was also missing.. I’ll … Continue reading

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Constructing Flow Charts of Influence and Money

Continuing with yesterday’s discussion, I’m inclined to agree with Joe L : It’s hard to choose what group is the “worst” enemy of smokers. They all play their parts in our discrimination. There’s a complex set of mutually-reinforcing influences at … Continue reading

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A List of the Smokers’ Enemies

I never ask questions like: what should we smokers do about smoking bans (protest, organise, etc.)? I ask questions like: What are going to be the inevitable consequences of smoking bans? The way I see it, smoking bans expel very … 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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