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Breaking Point

Here’s last night’s Smoking Section, which I spent disagreeing with Stephen Helfer: I think the difference between Stephen Helfer and me is that he wants to take the fight to the enemy, while I want to build an army. Because … Continue reading

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An Interesting Asymmetry

There’s a noteworthy asymmetry in the war between smokers and antismokers. And it’s that the smokers are almost all volunteers, and the antismokers are almost all mercenaries. Somebody like Deborah Arnott, the boss of ASH, is being paid a good … Continue reading

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A Successful Operation, and an Unsuccessful One

Here in the UK, we’re less than 2 months away from the tenth anniversary of the UK public smoking ban of 1 July 2007. And so it seems appropriate to begin to consider how successful it has been. Tobacco Control … Continue reading

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100 Years of War

Audrey Silk in NYC: We must be getting close to an election. When former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn was sliding in the polls in the 2013 race for mayor due to supporter dismay at her softened stances on issues … Continue reading

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An Upcoming Berlin Wall Event?

Daily Mail: Putin sends troops to Russia’s border with North Korea after China also sends soldiers to its boundary over fears Trump will attack Kim Jong-un, sparking a tidal wave of refugees The Russian President has sent troops and equipment … Continue reading

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Get Nasty

I’m still thinking about Mandy’s boyfriend. The one who asked me for a light in the pub garden, and then sat down and said, “I’ve quit.” Mandy was going to kill him if she found out that he’d been smoking, … Continue reading

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That Beatific Smile

There’s a poll up on Infowars at the moment, asking WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT TRUMP’S SYRIAN STRIKE? 64% of those polled said it was bad. Only 12% thought it was good. Another 12% weren’t sure. When I first heard about … Continue reading

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