Tag Archives: Tobacco Control

Dead Silence

All over the world right now, smokers are being exiled to the outdoors. That is to say that, if they want to carry on smoking, they must stand outside in the cold and wet and the dark and dangerous. They … Continue reading

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The Satanic Cult of Tobacco Control

The ever-thoughtful Junican wrote yesterday: I must admit that the constant battle against TC is depressing  …by ‘depressing’ I mean disheartening. It is very hard to keep on fighting for liberty when there are such enormous forces arraigned on the … Continue reading

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Distorted Visions

I am so tired of people who think they know what’s good for everyone. Pope Francis told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica that the United States of America has “a distorted vision of the world” and Americans must be ruled … Continue reading

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UKCTAS is a Waste of Money

Dick Puddlecote reports antismoking zealot Linda Bauld crowing about how @UKCTAS research led to smoking being removed from #LoveIsland broadcasts : Remember that the UKCTAS is funded entirely by your taxes. And they believe a good way of spending your money … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

I suppose that if you’re a progressive, you’re probably trying to build a better world. And if you’re a conservative you’re trying to prevent the world from getting much worse than it already is. And if you’re trying to build … Continue reading

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The Disintegration of the Enlightenment

Stephen Hicks, some of whose YouTube videos I’ve been watching recently, dates  Enlightenment modernism from about 1600 to 1800, and locates its origins in England. And he dates post-modernism from Immanuel Kant, 1724 – 1804, when Kant declared that pure … Continue reading

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Exerting Small Influences

Smokingscot disagrees with me: “But to fight back, you have to get nasty. And most people don’t want to be nasty. Most smokers are very nice, friendly, kind, thoughtful people. And so they won’t fight back.” I really can’t let … Continue reading

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