Smoking

10 September 2014

How anti-tobacco researchers cook the evidence

It’s called ‘research’, but investigations into Big Tobacco are increasingly a moral activity.

10 September 2014

E-cigs: one of the greatest inventions ever

I smoked for more than 20 years - e-cigarettes helped me stop.

27 August 2014

The public-health lobby – more dangerous than e‑cigs

The campaign against e-cigarettes is not just illiberal, it's illogical.

A grotesque illustration of modern politics

Politicians pursue pointless, illiberal policies like plain packaging as a cheap way of scoring points against each other.

4 April 2014

Welsh e-cigs ban: liberty goes up in vapour

Government proposals to curb e-cigarette usage reek of irrational illiberalism.

20 February 2014

Anti-tobacco campaigners: what a bunch of Cnuts

The controversy over TV advertising for e-cigs shows that tobacco-control activists are more interested in lifestyle regulation than health.