Monday 11 October 2010

Blogroll Update

One addition that has been overdue for quite a while now (a combination of procrastination and aversion to housekeeping on my part) is Freedom 2 Choose Scotland, astutely written by the calm and knowledgeable Belinda.

If you don't read there already (I've linked before), she is well worth a bookmark for her hawkish eye in spotting anti-tobacco related stories. Like today, for example, where she reports on the abolition of Ireland's Office of Tobacco Control.

Additionally, since Trooper Thompson regularly pops in for a chat, it's about time he was offered a comfy chair with his name on it, I thought.


Trooper Thompson said...

Ah, that's very kind. I can see it clearly; a big, old, tatty leather thing with an ashtray balanced on the arm.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Yep, that's the one (pic taken while the ashtray was being emptied). ;)

Captain Ranty said...

Bloody favouritism!

I got offered an upturned beer crate.

Played havoc with me farmers, that did.


Dick Puddlecote said...

If you'd resisted keep goosing the barmaid, you'd have got something more comfy, CR. :)

jredheadgirl said...

Thanks for the add-

Eddie Douthwaite said...

Thanks for the mention Dick. I am sure that Belinda is working up a head of steam on another story.

Captain Ranty said...

Can't help it DP.

I'm tactile.

Or so my probation officer says.


Eddie Douthwaite said...

Hi Dick, I was right. Here is Belinda's latest.

Anon1 said...

The latest from the University of Otago, NZ

NZ researchers suggest 10-year end game for smoking
Oct 11, 2010—The New Zealand government should begin phasing out cigarette sales ‘for a more predictable and faster end to smoking’, according to a New Zealand Press Association story quoting Otago University researchers.

In a presentation at the Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health in Sydney, the university's Department of Public Health researchers suggested a government-led strategy of six-monthly five per cent reductions in the amount of tobacco available for sale.

Pharmaceutical-grade nicotine products and home-grown tobacco for personal use would remain legal.

Researcher, George Thomson, said setting a clear end date for commercial tobacco sales would be one of the best incentives for quitting.

"In addition, quitting would be further encouraged by tobacco prices rising to high levels as supply diminished," he said.

Belinda said...

Many thanks for the link DP. Much appreciated.