Large tobacco companies that operation multinationally and earn billions of dollars a year off of an unhealthy addictive drug often fight poor nations. They fight poor nations in the courts and the markets when those poor nations try to increase the well being of their citizens by managing tobacco sales. Recently Uruguay won a legal […]
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The dreams had returned, again, and no amount of coffee and cigarettes could keep their influence at bay. The ennui was crushing at times, and even talking with an outrageous French accent would not help. He thought of his days in the theatre. Oh, the … . . . → Read More: mark a rayner: Camusic of the Spheres
PHOTOS: Young cigarette smokers in 1910. The tobacco industry and its friends on the Opposition benches think high tobacco taxes are a problem. Below: Wildrose Party Finance Critic Derek Fildebrandt, an advocate of this view; NDP Finance Minister Joe C… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Big Tobacco’s doubtful claim high taxes encourage cigarette smuggling finds support on Alberta’s Wildrose benches
I don’t know how to sugar coat this in some politically-correct, sensitive, caring way that doesn’t overtly offend anyone, but if you haven’t already figured this out by now, here it is: smoking is stupid. Really stupid. Even worse, smoking makes you even more stupid while you do it: Researchers tested the IQs of more . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Smoking = Stupidity
If we conjure up an image of drug cartel bosses, we might imagine swarthy men with gold chains hanging around their necks and voluptuous babes hanging off each arm. This would be well off the mark for the drug dealers who present the greatest threat to our young people. They are, on the contrary, law-abiding . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Tobacco companies—the biggest, baddest drug dealers pursue our kids
Another reason why we need more science and not less in the world. Where smoking has been accurately depicted as hazardous to your health and society the rate goes down. Other places, not so much.
Filed under: Medicine, Science Tagged: Government Regulations, Medical Science, Public Health, Smoking
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I’ve been busy gardening, and then I took a break to check out NYC. The entire album, Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, played in my head on a loop while I was there. It was a nice distraction from the provincial election stuff, and the NDP couldn’t ask me for time or money for . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: Brief Hiatus
It’s an important anniversary for me today – on February 4, 2004, I smoked my last cigarette. And that was one of the best decisions of my life. It was very difficult. But I did it. And I haven’t become one of those rabid anti-smokers; even though I now find the smell absolutely disgusting. Smoking . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Ten years and counting…
Letter to the Editor in the Record today. It’s hard for me to stick to 200 words!
Make it illegal for teenagers to smoke RE: Ontario bans youth from tanning beds — Oct. 10
I was ecstatic to see that a bill banning youth from tanning beds passed unanimously in the Ontario legislature. . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: On Regulating Smoking for Youth
Inspired by these headlines: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/08/28/pol-liberal-summer-caucus.html
This and that for your Tuesday reading.
– Paul Kershaw highlights what’s most needed to support Canada’s younger generations: Even with all this personal adaptation, most in Gen X and Y can’t work their way out of the time and income squeeze when they start families. Since two earners bring home little more today than . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links
I spent a lovely extended weekend in Awenda and fell in love with Penetanguishene through a scenic bike ride. The sun filtered through the trees on either side of the road, with the blue, blue lake peeking through – gorgeous! But it was marred by my chosen beach read: Chris Hedges’ grim Empire of Illusion, which . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: Just Legalize it Already
I took the kids to the beach on Sunday, and there’s new signage everywhere about the problems with using the sand as an ashtray. In hopes for a “butt-free beach,” they included information on wildlife concerns, toxins, costs to taxpayers, and the level of pollution: cigarette butts are the most common type of litter . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: On Smoking
Walking into the grocery store an hour or so ago, I had to stand and wait while husband went to buy a lotto ticket. Good thing because I picked up the paper, and what do I read … ‘Island government holds Tobacoo investments’. Smoking has been in the news a lot lately because our PEI . . . → Read More: ROAR!: On PEI Smoking may be helping gov’t!
It is common knowledge that smoking kills people and, in democracies, providing health care for citizens is important and unquestioned. In Australia, they clearly care about each other as they now make it harder than ever for cigarette companies to shill their destructive product.
Starting in December, packs will instead come in a uniformly . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Australia Gets World’s Toughest Law on Cigarette Branding
This isn’t the hotel you’re looking for. Oda is ^NOT a good Canadian politician. She’s decidedly on the dark side of politics, accused for years of extravagant spending, and contempt for Canadians and our institutions. I feel so badly for her constituents. She’s a royal pain in the you-know-what (pocketbook).
Bev Oda travel records show . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Use the Porche.
What is it with right-wing politicians and tobacco, anyway? Below: Don’t worry, she won’t have to pay higher taxes for that cigarette.
The leaders of all Alberta parties but one seem committed to ending smoking by young Albertans. The sole holdout? It’s the Wildrose Party, led by former Fraser Institute apparatchik Danielle Smith, of . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire: Danielle Smith and Big Tobacco