Tag Archives: Tobacco Control

Cultural Degradation

From Nisaki:man: The number of smokers in Greece has decreased over the last five years, however, the non-implementation of a smoking ban in enclosed public places has irritated the public, which calls it “cultural degradation,” writes European affairs website euractiv.com. … Continue reading

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How Did They Manage It?

The morning’s thought today was: How on earth did they manage to get smoking banned in almost every country in the world in the space of barely 10 years? It’s an extraordinary achievement. I think that even North Korea has … Continue reading

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Trying To Swap Sides

I’ve been trying to get my head around the new Philip Morris ad (click to enlarge) that Dick Puddlecote is reporting: The gist of it is that, just like millions of people are (supposedly) trying to give up smoking cigarettes, … Continue reading

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A New Year Toast

Last night, shortly before midnight (UK time), I met up with Brigitte in the Smoky Drinky Bar. And then, in the space of the next few minutes, Gary K in Illinois appeared as well, and then RdM in New Zealand, … Continue reading

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Night Cigarettes and Super-Dense Aircraft Smoke

One of the several topics of conversation in the Smoky Drinky Bar last night was mountaineering: Cigarettes as an aid to climbing Report, November 21 1922 Captain GJ Finch, who took part in the Mount Everest expedition, speaking at a … Continue reading

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Two Pieces of Good News

There seems to be a surprising amount of good news around these days. The latest example: Local councils cut millions of pounds from stop-smoking services while investments in tobacco companies soar  …councils have nearly halved the money available to help … Continue reading

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The Futility of Public Health

I’m wondering when the satanic forces of Public Health will launch a ferocious attack on Christmas. It is, after all, a time of year when people indolently eat and drink (and smoke) for the duration of something like an entire … Continue reading

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