Monthly Archives: July 2011

Smoking, asthma and atopy

This is a post that will get some debate. One of the biggest cards that the anti tobacco crowd play is the “but I have asthma” gambit. I have done some research and it may literally be all in the … Continue reading

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Stony Stratford protest reminder tomorrow, 16th July 2011 from 11.00am.

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow. The very good news is the landlord of the Vaults Bar, High Street, Stony Stratford MK11 1AQ will be opening at 10.00am. Our impressive array of speakers include: Bill Etheridge – Midlands representative … Continue reading

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Now drinking too much water is bad for you.

In the BMJ Dr. Margaret McCartney a Scottish GP (Physician) has been commenting on excessive water consumption “says the NHS Choices website’s advice that people should drink six to eight glasses a day is ‘not only nonsense, but thoroughly debunked nonsense’. … Continue reading

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Drinking is the new smoking, update from Rose.

I am deeply indebted to one of my top posters Rose for more information on the demonisation of drinkers. WHO launches worldwide war on booze 14 October 2009 “HUMANITY’s relationship with alcohol has never been easy. Now it is about … Continue reading

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Class A and B drug consumption in the UK, what can the war on tobacco learn?

There is an excellent  thought provoking piece over at The Thinking Policeman’s Blog. He seems to be against any liberalisation of drugs despite being a serving officer. However one of his links is very interesting, the numbers of people who … Continue reading

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Drinking is the new smoking.

This paper was produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2009 called “WHO Public Hearing on Harmful Use of Alcohol.” Yes the way that they intend to deal with drinkers is exactly the way they have dealt with tobacco. Mine … Continue reading

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Join me and Dick Puddlecote in Stony Stratford (near Milton Keynes) 16th July at START TIME CHANGED TO 11.00 AM.

Blogger Dick Puddlecote has been outstanding in arranging this event. On July 19th, Councillor Paul Bartlett will petition Stony Stratford Council to ban smoking anywhere in the town. In advance of this, why don’t we all pop along to his … Continue reading

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ASH call for separate smoking rooms!

I have been a little disingenuous as this piece of ASH memorabilia comes from 1999. It was rare then even to have a separate smoking room and I am sure most of us remember that they were fairly empty anyway. … Continue reading

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First they came for the smokers…..

I am just about to have my Johann Hari moment, except my hand is up for plagiarism.  I urge you to read both Dick Puddlecote and Chris Snowdon’s take on control freak Australia, who’s strap line is: “Cigs war won: Now … Continue reading

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The American Cancer Society let it all hang out.

When I have more time I will go into the post Enstrom/Kabat 2003 BMJ published paper and the war of intimidation that John Seffrin and Michael Thun of the American Cancer Society (ACS) ran against Dr. James Enstrom. I hope … Continue reading

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