Smoking

The war on e-cigarettes is enough to make me give up giving up

6 September 2014 9:00 am

I have been, on and off, a lifelong smoker; but I gave up in January 2009 on the day of…

E-cigarettes are making tobacco obsolete. So why ban them?

3 May 2014 9:00 am

The e-cigarette means that tobacco is going the way of the top hat. So what is the medical establishment’s problem with it?

White Dee's diary: From Benefits Street to Downing Street?

15 February 2014 9:00 am

There’s no reason why you should have heard of me. No reason why you would have watched a Channel 4…

Alexander Chancellor: The Chinese must save the cigar from extinction

11 January 2014 9:00 am

In Dorchester during the Christmas holiday I bought a two-slice electric toaster at Currys. It was a nice little toaster…

The BMA’s bizarre jihad against e-cigarettes

21 September 2013 9:00 am

What strategy should we adopt to cope with the British Medical Association? Its members kill more people each year than…

Alexander Chancellor: Seduced by a Benson & Hedges packet aged 16

20 July 2013 9:00 am

The government has done a puzzling U-turn over its plan to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes. It had seemed determined…