Tag Archives: Tobacco Control

Wasted Lives

I seldom have anything to do with antismokers. Some 10 – 15 years ago, I began encountering them in growing numbers on the Guardian’s Comment Is Free threads, which I then inhabited.  The few smokers on the threads began to … Continue reading

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Failing Social Engineering Programmes

Antismoking campaigns are social engineering programmes. But they are just one of many such social engineering programmes. We’re knee deep in programmes of this sort. Anti-obesity, anti-fat, ant-sugar, anti-salt are also attendant social engineering programmes. Global warming/climate change is another … Continue reading

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Control, Control, Control.

Yesterday I was very interested to see Marc Morano appear for about 15 minutes on Alex Jones’ Infowars, starting at 1 hour 38 minutes into the show below. It was an interesting show featuring Ted Nugent, Tommy Robinson, as well … Continue reading

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Se Deus Quiser

A comment by Tony yesterday, the first comment of the day, stuck in mind, and so I’ll reproduce it in its entirety: Hitting people hard will drive some to fight back but others will be beaten into submission. Particularly if … Continue reading

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American Spirit

NYDailyNews on proposals to ban smoking on sidewalks: Some smokers cried foul, noting that existing restrictions leave the sidewalk as one of the few places they’re allowed to puff. “I think that’s unreasonable,” said Ceia Cremo, 48, of Jackson Heights. … Continue reading

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Start A New Graveyard?

Via Smoking Lamp a few days back: Six years ago, more than a dozen men with AK-47s shot their way into Akinbode Oluwafemi’s home in Lagos, Nigeria. They killed his house guard and his brother-in-law, and briefly held a muzzle … Continue reading

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Two Topics of Conversation in the Smoky Drinky Bar

Interesting conversation in the Smoky Drinky Bar last night, between participants from England, United States, and New Zealand. A couple of the topics stood out, for me at least. … The first was prompted by Stephen Helfer, long time US … Continue reading

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