Tag Archives: Tobacco Control

The Inevitable Failure of Utopian Social Engineering Projects

Somehow or other, yesterday’s post spawned several interesting sub-threads. Bucko, writing about young people: They’ve never known pubs that allowed smoking and now, we’re getting pubs opening in town, post smoking ban, that have never had smokers in ever. That’s … Continue reading

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Civilian Freedom and Military Constraint

Grandad wrote yesterday: The smoking laws were inherently wrong from the very start for one simple reason – it dictated to business owners what they should allow on their own property. I’m  not going to disagree. But I just wonder whether … Continue reading

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Why Are They All So Nasty?

They all seem to be such nasty people in Tobacco Control. Everything they do is nasty. Smoking bans are nasty things: exiling people to the outdoors is a very nasty thing to do to anybody. And the No Smoking signs … Continue reading

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Is Trump Relaxing The War On Drugs?

This surprised me: 8 June 2018 President Donald Trump told a gaggle of reporters Friday that he will “probably” support efforts by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) to end the federal ban on marijuana in states that have legalized it. “I … Continue reading

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Rampant Populism

Something I read about a week ago has floated back into mind: The establishment in Europe must unite to stop “rampant populism” ahead of European Union (EU) Parliament elections next year, Jean-Claude Juncker has said. It’s a bit mind-boggling really. … Continue reading

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The Alarmist Playbook

For some time now – perhaps even the last 10 years – I’ve tended to strongly associate antismoking alarmism with global warming alarmism, with antismoking alarmism the senior partner that preceded global warming alarmism by some 50 years, with one … Continue reading

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The Impending Mass Extinction of Bigness

Big things – like planets – have a lot of momentum (which is mass times velocity). They tend to go in one direction. It’s difficult for them to change direction. There are lots of advantages to being big. There are … Continue reading

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