Category Archives: ASH

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) are proved wrong again

Five years after the smoking ban in England, the desire to reintroduce  smoking in pubs remains as high as ever. I will let the Publican’s Morning Advertiser take up the story. “An exclusive survey of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser readership … Continue reading

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Clive Bates former head of ASH on snus, hat tip Chris Snowdon

I have shamelessly cut and pasted this from Chris Snowdon’s blog, Velvet Glove, Iron Fist. Snus are tobacco and hence nicotine based pouch like a tiny tea bag which you rest between upper lip and gum.  The nicotine is then … Continue reading

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An open letter to Professor Terence Stephenson and Professor Dame Sally Davies

Dear Professor Terence Stephenson and Professor Dame  Sally Davies, Let me introduce myself, I am Chairman of Freedom2Choose a pro choice smoking organisation, funded by its members. The ‘F2C’ organization does not receive a penny directly or indirectly from tobacco companies. … Continue reading

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Where are the deaths from lung cancer from second hand smoke?

A massive hat tip to Junican for taking the trouble to read the massive McTear vs Imperial Tobacco and how the anti smokers are contradicting themselves. This is a straight cut and paste.  In their zeal to prove active smoking … Continue reading

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“The smoking ban has had a serious and continuing effect on trade with the very important custom of smokers much diminished, and little positive news in terms of increased non-smoker or family business.”

So said the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) in September 2008 about 12 months after the smoking ban.  I am immensely indebted to Chris Snowdon and his blog for the info.  http://velvetgloveironfist.blogspot.com/ other key findings included: The proportion of smoking customers … Continue reading

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My appearance on CNN with Ms. Deborah Arnott of ASH.

I hope you do not think I am being narcissistic but here is my debate with Deborah Arnott of ASH. http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/05/31/ctw.smoking.ban.debate.cnn?iref=allsearch        

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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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