Tag Archives: Tobacco Control

How Long Before They Drag in Global Warming?

I was wondering how long it was going to take before the Coronavirus epidemic got linked to Global Warming and Brexit. Not very long at all. Today’s Observer editorial: From the spread of zoonotic viruses to the growing threat of … Continue reading

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Imaginary Threats Everywhere

Velvet Glove Iron Fist: The deadly coronavirus that has infected hundreds of people in China and has now spread to the USA is the biggest global public health threat we have seen for some years. Naturally, therefore, the World Health Organisation spent yesterday putting … Continue reading

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We Need A New Solzhenitsyn

A few days ago I was listening to the historian Stephen Kotkin talking about the importance of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, author of The Gulag Archipelago, and it prompted me to think that there needs to be a Solzhenitsyn to write about … Continue reading

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WE GOT OUR AIRPORTS BACK

Guest post by Dmitry Kosyrev There were still no smoking rooms in the Domodedovo airport near Moscow when I was flying away from Russia in early January, but soon they’ll be reopened after seven years’ absence. The amendment to the … Continue reading

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Them and Us

Yesterday I posted without comment a partial transcript of Martin Durkin’s remarks during a Spiked! discussion. Today I’ll add a few of my own comments. I think the main thing that stood out for me was the suggestion that there … Continue reading

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The Guardian Class

I was listening to The Great American Vaping Panic on Spiked!. I was particularly interested in what documentary maker Martin Durkin had to say, and ended up transcribing much of what he had to say about what he sees as … Continue reading

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The Tobacco Epidemic

I mentioned the “tobacco epidemic” yesterday. It’s not something I made up. It appears in the first few lines of the Foreword of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: FOREWORD The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is … Continue reading

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