February 27, 2013

A bad dream

Hot on the heels of the spat over illicit tobacco in Ireland comes the devastating health news regarding the quality of the smuggled variety. For some […]
February 21, 2013

Libertine or libertarian?

On radio in debate with Chris Lacey from the Irish Heart Foundation recently, he called me a “libertine”. Foolishly believing that it meant one who is […]
February 20, 2013

Why tobacco?

You may have missed this little gem from the Irish Times letters page on Monday February 11. Though I may not agree with all of the […]
February 14, 2013

Welcome to the world of public health!

“Multinational Food, Drink and Alcohol industries are using similar strategies to the tobacco industry to undermine public health policies, a new paper has said.” Thus began […]
February 13, 2013

Investment and return for Big Pharma

Given that the biggest financial beneficiaries of the Tobacco Control Industry are the pharmaceutical companies, shouldn’t we have transparency as to who they are giving their […]