Category Archives: Addiction

Tobacco Control Out Of Control

Today’s piece by Frank Davis is called The Tobacco Control Mentality. It concerns a Canadian study by their Tobacco Control industry. Frank sums up the gist of part of their “reasoning”, “For Tobacco Control, it seems that the ideal individual … Continue reading

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Stoptober and Sober October

Frank Davis has informed his readers that Stoptober (stopping smoking) has a new companion… Another October, another Pat Nurse Octabber: But Stoptober now has an ugly sister, Sober October. Millions of people do have a serious drink problem in this … Continue reading

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Banning Smoking in Mental Hospitals

Via Frank Davis (Via Rose) I became aware of this piece in The Lancet, Helping smokers quit in secondary-care services. It is not so much a matter of “helping”, rather fascist bully-boy tactics for both patients and staff and I’ll … Continue reading

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You Have To Be Cruel To Be Kind (Apparently). How the State Hates.

I want to concentrate on the smoking bans, but to begin with, there seems to be an ever-expanding phenomenon: state-sanctioned cruelty. Paved with good intentions, naturally. The Liverpool Care Pathway deprives hospital patients of food and liquids as the state’s … Continue reading

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The NHS: There to Mess Up Your Life at the Point of Need

I have my own reasons for being disgusted with the NHS. I try to keep my private business private, but I have recently bought a camcorder and hope to expose the rottenness of the local system and how I have … Continue reading

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California Slimming? It’ll never happen.

I have heard about this before and expect our deeply caring government to introduce it here before too long. Ever wondered how many calories are in your food when you dine out? No. Never. Or in the snack you’ve just … Continue reading

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Godwin’s Law needs to be updated in this age of bans and eugenics

Leg-iron observes that Godwin’s Law needs to be updated. Whether discussing the smoking ban or the many other authoritarian measures which are now in place, it is difficult to avoid the obvious similarities with Nazism. And as in 1930’s Germany, … Continue reading

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A complete ban on smoking indoors – and outdoors?

I don’t normally write about smoking, but things have become so unbelievably crazy that I’m going to start. Scottish Labour welcomes: an initiative by the UK Government to halve the number of people smoking by 2010. The strategy includes a … Continue reading

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Resolution #1: Saving time

Things have to change in 2010. I said the same about 2009 and 2008… but I mean it this time. One of my biggest problems is that I waste far too much time on the internet, so I propose the … Continue reading

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Drinkers’ Licences: A radical new way to curb drinking excess?

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, here’s a New Labour suggestion for the introduction of “entitlement cards” to enable us to purchase alcohol and tobacco – and have our purchases “recorded”. All to help tackle problem drinkers. … Continue reading

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