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All articles express my own opinion and do not necessarily reflect the Editor's view.

Smoking is Such Fun! But who is the victim here?

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Today, on Facebook, someone added a video to my timeline. It was a gentleman reciting a ‘poem’ on smoking and smokers. The ‘poem’ went...

Hooked, Netted & Landed. A Smokers Story.

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Early days: The run up to, and yes, the cause of the habit which has killed me. I am now sixty-eight years old. I want...

“A Gathering of Crows”

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Aye, right! Sorry, but… vapers and the vaping fraternity are most certainly the objects of a CONSPIRACY. So what is a conspiracy? A dictionary definition...

Chewing the Cud

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From mice to cows The Sun ‘newspaper’ has just released a story quoting from a study where the author conveniently forgets to mention that this...

Blindness Causes Smoking

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Associate Professor Simone Dennis from the Australian National University (ANU) has, for a long time now, been looking at the effects, or rather, the...

Advice from Lancashire County Council: Well, not quite…

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“Because we think it dangerous to walk blindfolded down a country lane, we suggest you do it on the motorway.” In an interesting turn of...

Should Accusing Vaping as being “Socially Unacceptable”, be Considered “Socially Unacceptable”...

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There is a little ‘parable’ which has done the rounds, but in the context of what is to come, let me repeat the story. Not...

A “Perfect Storm for the Cassandra Reference.”

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On the 29th of August 2015 Carl Phillips stated that his, “reading finds this (the 95% safer claim) a not-very-veiled stalking horse for medicalizing...

Good Lord! Done but not dusted.

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The motion ‘requests’ that the TPD be annulled. The grounds for doing this, the motion states, are because of the fact that restrictions on...