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A Conversation With Legiron

Last weekend I met up with Legiron (aka Kevin Hillman of the UnderdogsBiteUpwards blog) on Skype, in order to record a conversation to be posted on YouTube. I saw it as a conversation rather than an interview. I did in … Continue reading

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Cigarettes Are Little Friends

I remarked a few days ago after reading it that “The Pleasure of Smoking” had struck me very forcefully as the title for a study of confirmed smokers. It rather subverted the ubiquitous “Smoking kills” shouted out on every cigarette … Continue reading

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Stopping Time

Stars and Stripes: Cigars, once banned, fire up troop morale in Afghanistan Whatever their reasons for starting, military, civilian and contractor members of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club here say it’s more than a nicotine fix. It’s a bond of … Continue reading

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The Smokers’ Survey

H/T Simon Clark, who drew my attention to The Smokers’ Survey. The survey was commissioned by Forest and carried out by the Centre for Substance Use Research. I completed the online questionnaire. It asked what my nationality and country of residence … Continue reading

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Shock: Smokers Enjoy Smoking!

Daily Mail: The Retronaut Guide To Raising Children H/T Taking Liberties for The Enjoyment Of Smoking: When it comes to policies aimed at reducing the harm of smoking there is a truth that daren’t be spoken, namely that many smokers … Continue reading

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145-Year-Old Chainsmoker

And the next oldest, Jeanne Calment, was also a smoker. Says it all, really.

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Tiny Victories

I sat in the sun outside a pub today. It’s one of the nearest pubs to where I live, so I go there quite often. It’s also a pub that for the entire time I’ve been living here has never … Continue reading

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