September 26, 2012

The politics of prohibition in modern Ireland

St. Roisin Shorthall, patron saint of saving us from ourselves, took a calculated risk in the Dail last week in her condemnation of her boss “Stubbs […]
September 25, 2012

Back to the same old rubbish

I scan the papers every morning and rarely does a reference to smoking or tobacco control get past me. So with a big red face I […]
September 24, 2012

From smoking to drinking

I’m back on the smuggling theme again, courtesy of the “Journal.ie”. In an article entitled “Wexford is a hub for smuggling, say retailers”, the usual shock-horror […]
September 21, 2012

The fag break

Working temporarily in a new environment recently, I have been pleasantly surprised by the manner of my relaxed and friendly new colleagues there. Prior to trotting […]
September 20, 2012

Winter supply

I got in my winter supply of rolled tobacco recently, and just in time too. I was down to my last three pouches from last year’s […]