John Mallon

September 12, 2016

Bullied and insulted – the plight of the smoker in Ireland in 2016

Eoghan Harris was musing in the Independent article last week about his upbringing and how he was bullied at school. The sentiments he expressed surprised me, […]
September 1, 2016

What am I?

It’s a question we could all ask ourselves. I am a man who enjoys a beer and in some quarters that makes me a “drinker”. But […]
June 14, 2016

Creeping prohibition at home and abroad

Aside from Ireland beating the Springboks in rugby and the soccer lads drawing with Sweden in the Euros, it has been a relatively quiet summer for […]
May 25, 2016

In defence of Finian McGrath

“Finian’s Rainbow,” one journalist called it. While I was away last week the new junior health minister Finian McGrath made a very simple public statement asking […]
May 24, 2016

Best International Practice

I am just back from my very first holiday cruise and I have observations for all of you smokers out there. The trip took us from […]