Tag Archives: Tobacco Control

Bullying and Browbeating

I seem to remember that when some Scots started calling for Scottish independence, the British government’s response was not to crack down on Scottish nationalists, but instead it was to give Scotland a referendum to let Scots decide what they … Continue reading

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Tornado Winds

Foxy’s Tamarind Bar on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands was part of the inspiration for the Smoky Drinky Bar. It set up a webcam back in June, and you could watch a live feed. It became my … Continue reading

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Inverted Healthist Values

I was toying yesterday with the idea that the antis and the healthists had an inverted value system to mine. My value system is pretty much the one that’s inherent in Idle Theory: You arrange your life to do as … Continue reading

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Nowhere To Hide

Some two-year-old Norwegian news: Smokers in Norway ‘like Jews under the Nazis’ A politician from a fringe conservative party in the far north of Norway has compared the plight of smokers in the country to that of Jews during the Nazi … Continue reading

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I Can’t Count

I mentioned a few days ago that I’ve taken to exercising every day by doing knee bends. I also mentioned that I’d combined this exercise with my regular cycle of activities by doing the knee bends each time I took … Continue reading

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Social Isolation Kills

I came across this yesterday. Loneliness and social isolation could kill you early, reveals new study The researchers conducted two meta-analyses which involved 3,00,000 participants and found that greater social connection is associated with a 50 percent reduced risk of … Continue reading

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Psychological Warfare

This morning as my eyes fell on a tobacco package covered with gory images, it struck me that they were a form of psychological warfare being directed at smokers. Thinking further about it, I thought that psychological warfare has actually been … Continue reading

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