Tag Archives: Tobacco Control

Staying Alive

From Chris Snowdon: …These health lobby groups appear to be dismissive of the actual public – the choices that people make and the opinions they actually have. They see themselves as speaking in the name of public health, which they … Continue reading

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The Endarkenment

I keep saying that Tobacco Control tells lies.  From Mandy Vincent and Roobeedoo today, this story in the Guardian: I saw an advert looking for models for tobacco warnings. It was paid, so I applied and made the shortlist. I … Continue reading

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De-normalising Normality

Rush Limbaugh wasn’t actually talking about smoking, but he may as well have been. Now, to me, the dangerous thing here is… I mean, these people exist and they’ve always existed, but they have this arrogance of supremacy and contempt … Continue reading

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40 Years of Hurt

Simon Clark has been promoting a new report: 40 Years of Hurt: The hyper-regulation of smokers 1979-2019. “What began decades ago as a legitimate public health campaign to educate people about the risks of smoking has become a moral crusade … Continue reading

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Another Slowly Mounting Civil War

Smoking Lamp has drawn attention to this: One of the upsides of living in France is enjoying a drink or something to eat on one of the many café terraces, and be it sunny or rainy, smokers are always part … Continue reading

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Persecuted Minorities

I often compare antismoking to antisemitism. What’s antisemitism? Hatred of Jews. What are Jews? There seem to be two answers to this question. The first one is that Judaism is a religion, and Jews are hated for their beliefs. And … Continue reading

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The Global Empire of Tobacco Control

I suppose that it seems to me to be about as likely that Britain will leave the EU as it is that Britain will repeal the smoking ban. It’s not going to happen. Or at least not any time soon. … Continue reading

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