David Goerlitz, former Winston Man, attacks the tobacco, anti-smoking AND e-cig industries

Introductory note: This is a controversial interview. I thought hard before publishing comments about e-cig industry groups, not wanting to make enemies, but a form of censorship in an interview I had requested would be unfair. I also think is truth in what David Goerlitz says about what he says about some e-cig users, but […]

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Anti-smoking ads make some smokers smoke more!

Recently I displayed 37 of the more controversial smoking ads to smokers and ex-smokers. Anti-smoking ads have fascinated me ever since I saw research that suggested cigarette warnings could have a very unwelcome effect – increasing the desire to smoke rather than decreasing it! So I asked smokers and anti-smokers if anti-smoking ads made them […]

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Anti-smoking activist claims stopping smoking almost impossible

An interesting quote courtesy of FTC Scotland: Around 25 per cent of people in England admit to smoking cigarettes. To cut this figure by one per cent, every single smoker in the country would have to try to stop, and at least half of them would have to use effective treatments to help them do […]

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Non-smokers who live with smokers barred from work

We’ve talked on this blog before about the dangerous spread of discrimination against smokers spreading in both the US and the US. Discrimination which has lead to smokers being barred from hospital rooms – even when they are not smoking – being fired from their jobs and losing custody battles over children. But here’s one […]

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ASH makes new discovery, danger of chemicals depends on who uses them (and who pays ASH cash)

In a fascinating new scientific discovery, ASH has found that the danger of some chemicals depends on who is making money out of them. For example, tiny traces of tobacco-specific-nitrosamines are absolutely harmless when used in products sold and promoted by ASH sponsors. Nicotine poses no danger when sold as a nicotine cessation product by […]

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Smoking costs – but who?

Over in Kiwi the Kiwi Blog is highlighting an article exposing faulty reasoning behind estimates of smoking costs. Estimates of smoking costs there have suddenly jumped from $350 million dollars to $1.9 billion dollars and one journalist was attempting to work out why. David Crampton found that the Ministry of Health arrived at the estimate […]

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Health Fascism Grows As 88 Year Old Smoker Made Homeless

The title above is not an exaggeration – if anything the opposite. An 88 year old women is having to leave her sheltered accommodation because she is a smoker. The Bishop O`Byrne Housing for Seniors Association, which runs the housing complex, has decided that smokers will just no longer be allowed. That includes an 88 […]

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Smoking Worse than Beating Babies (and razor attacks, and sex offences…)

That’s the news from the Velvet Glove Iron Fist blog. Actually, our heading is a little misleading. It should read: Not Persecuting Smokers is Worse than Beating Babies. This is the news from the UK, where a British man has been jailed for six months for allowing people to smoke on his property. Christoper Snowden […]

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Doctor Opposes Electronic Cigarette

The number one SEO tip should be say something negative about the electronic cigarette or e-juice – it is a guaranteed way of getting both comments and links to your blog from fervent e-cigarette supporters. No exception is a blog post on the electronic cigarette by Dr Mathew Mintz – currently building up to 20 […]

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