Monthly Archives: June 2012

Clive Bates, former Head of ASH writes on Big Pharma, snus and E-Cigs

Clive Bates was the former head of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) . I am not entirely sure when he started, but I think 1997 and left in 2003. In Chris Snowdon’s masterpiece Velvet Glove, Iron Fist, A History … Continue reading

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“Plans for plain packaging of cigarettes are a charter for organised crime and a danger to our children”

So says Peter Sheridan is a former Assistant Chief Constable of Northern Ireland. In an article in the Daily Mail he concludes by saying: “This well-meaning proposal, intended to make more of our young people safe and healthy, will actually … Continue reading

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Enstrom sues UCLA “School” of Public Health — seems like a sure win

I am very grateful for Professor Carl V Phillips for this cut and paste from his blog and is about Dr. James Enstrom’s fight with the University California, Los Angeles. If I can refresh your memories Dr. James Enstrom … Continue reading

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Robert E. Madden, M.D. “My opposition (to smoking bans) is due to loss of individual freedom and abuse of scientific fact.” Hat tip Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius runs the excellent and is an  industrial / Commercial Air Filtration Engineer.  I will also add later that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration who are responsible for “The department of the US government with the responsibility … Continue reading

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Criminologist: “Crime will flow from tobacco rules,” cocaine wars and “The End Game”

This is a bit of a round up of the news. Firstly the European Union has been warned by Professor Ernesto Savona.  Savona is professor of criminology at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and the director of … Continue reading

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Sir George Godber and passive smoking, update hat tip Rose

Rose in the comments has nailed it.  It seems that Godber never said these words verbatim: “..foster an atmosphere where it was perceived that active smokers would injure those around them, especially their family and infants or young children who … Continue reading

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Sir George Godber and passive smoking

It was claimed that the late Sir George Godber, the former British Chief Medical Officer (equivalent of the American Surgeon General) started the dubious claims of the harm of second hand smoke, (SHS), passive smoke or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) … Continue reading

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Plain packaged cannabis consumption overtakes tobacco for American teenagers

On Fox News it was reported that: “A government survey shows more teens are now smoking pot than cigarettes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that 23 percent of high school students said they recently smoked marijuana, … Continue reading

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Smoke Free South West pays a Dutch private detective agency to spy on anti tobacco control

The risque acronym Citizens United against Nannying Tyrants has some outstanding research on It’s raison-d’etre is: “Editorial Oversight TobaccoTactics is a project of the Tobacco Control Research Group at the Department for Health at the University of Bath and … Continue reading

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