Monthly Archives: May 2011

Class A Drug Prohibition and law enforcement

As taxes rise on cigarettes leading to a black market and some health officials are beginning to call for the illegalisation of tobacco what lessons can be learnt from Class A prohibtion? This paper comes from Canada and here are … Continue reading

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Parliament reviews the impact of air pollution

In 2010 the Parliamentary on the environment headed up by Tim Yeo produced a report into traffic pollution, its main findings were: “Air pollution on UK streets is contributing to tens of thousands of early deaths each year and the … Continue reading

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ASH and Glaxo SmithKline

Over at Taking Liberties Simon Clark is reviewing ASH Scotland. Here is ASH England’s involvement with Glaxo SmithKline the pharmaceutical company. http://taking-liberties.squarespace.com/blog/2011/5/9/ash-scotland-the-bully-state-in-action.html Here is Clive Bates of ASH spinning for Glaxo SmithKline: “The number of people who have died after … Continue reading

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A review of alcohol consumption and mortality, bottoms up for me

The ┬áMedical Journal of Australia has published a paper on alcohol consumption, cancer and heart disease. If you like a ‘grog’ as the Australians do, it makes grim reading. As reported on here by Yahoo “Forget safe drinking levels – … Continue reading

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