Tag Archives: Tobacco Control

The Nazi Origins of Tobacco Control

I’ve been thinking this morning that the UK smoking ban of 1 July 2007 was the culmination of a very long slow process, and not any sort of new and surprising revolution. For the war on smoking has been going … Continue reading

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A New Negative Advertising Campaign

I was intrigued to learn that… Philip Morris launched a new quit smoking campaign a couple of weeks ago A new quit smoking campaign? How many have they launched? When are Harley Davidson going to launch a quit biking campaign? … Continue reading

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Overkill

Tobacco has been thoroughly demonised over the past century or so. And the tobacco companies that sell it have been thoroughly demonised as well. And so have countless millions of smokers who buy tobacco. Does a point ever come when … Continue reading

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Adapting Solzhenitsyn

I was watching a short video about the wisdom of Alexander Solzhenitsyn yesterday. And in there I read: I’ve never experienced Communism, but I have experienced Tobacco Control. And I think that Tobacco Control is a disease. And it’s been spreading … Continue reading

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Separate Identities

I woke this morning with the very clear thought that smokers were going to become a very powerful global political entity. I’ve been thinking this for some while, but this morning I had a sense of real certainty about it. … Continue reading

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Another Utterly Miserably Empty Wasted Life

Something I came across via Dmitri Kosyrev’s blog: Twenty-five years ago, when I started working on tobacco control at a government policy level, the politicians used to reject our recommendations that they ban tobacco advertising and up the tax on … Continue reading

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Disempowering The People

Something I noticed a day or two back: ‘Lecturing people about smoking and drinking doesn’t work’ – warns Cumbria health boss Colin Cox, director of Cumbria County Council, said that putting pressure on people to change their lifestyles could do … Continue reading

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