August 29, 2012

The classic health scare scam

This is how health scares work and how health & safety gets funded. A report in the Irish Independent blares out the headline “Pan frying meat […]
August 28, 2012

In denial

As a regular reader and sometimes contributor to the press it can be frustrating to read blatant inaccuracies and sometimes outright lies posing as news in […]
August 27, 2012

The scandal of fake smoking ban notices

Under the headline “Smoking ban swings into 100 playgrounds”, Eilish O’Regan, the Health Correspondent with the Irish Independent, plays fast and loose with the facts. While […]
August 23, 2012

Madness Down Under

Two tobacco related topics have popped up this week, both originating Down Under. Australia looks like introducing plain packaging on cigarettes and some ‘concerned’ independent politician […]
August 23, 2012

Mystery killer

There was a fascinating piece in the Examiner this morning entitled “Mystery trigger caused cancer surge”. After the usual, “New research has shown” etc, the point […]