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Dick Puddlecote · 2d ago

Forget Your Customers At Your Peril

I've had a busy start to a busy Puddlecote Inc week, so am a bit late on this. Snowdon has already had his say but - as a former loyal customer of Lucozade for decades - I want to chip in so...
Dick Puddlecote · 5d ago

Snus Ban: Let's Leave The EU, Sort It Out Later

As I reported in January, the UK government went in to bat for the EU in favour of upholding the ban on snus everywhere but Sweden when it was challenged in the ECJ.Reports from the European...
Dick Puddlecote · 1W ago

The Sugar Tax Con Trick

So the sugar tax was introduced on Friday and on social media many are starting to wake fr...
Dick Puddlecote · 1W ago

More Junk Science From Glantz

There may well come a time where the name Glantz is used as a byword for production of the worst kind of deliberate junk science, such is his expertise in the practice.A merchant of doubt ex...
Dick Puddlecote · 2W ago

None So Blind ...

It's only early April, but we have a contender for the most delusional and ill-judged tweet of the year.Wow! Okay, if you actually believe Big#Tobacco's behavior to be exemplary, I'm thrill...
Dick Puddlecote · 2W ago

Juvenile Nonsense

It pains me to write this but it's fair game considering I've had the same back the other way in the past.Simon Clark posted an inane and, sorry to say, embarrassing article yesterday where ...
Dick Puddlecote · 3W ago

First The Pubs, Now For The Corner Shops

I've written about the pathetic and futile tobacco control policy of 'divestment' before. If you've not heard of it, the theory kinda goes something like this:"If we convince people to stop ...
Dick Puddlecote · 3W ago

An Outbreak Of Common Sense In Sheffield

When people talk of 'austerity' in this country, especially towards funding of public sector organisations and local authorities, it never really rings true to me considering that - daily - ...
Dick Puddlecote · 4W ago

++Breaking++: Vape Marketing Discovered At A Vape Marketing Event!

On Sunday I wrote about one of the funniest pieces of anti-vaping 'science' I've seen so far. If you remember, the 'researchers' - I use that description in the very loosest sense - from Nor...
Dick Puddlecote · 1M ago

Our Job Is Difficult, So The World Must Change

We've known for a while that anti-smokers - in fact, any person with a beef about what other people enjoy that they personally dislike - want the world to revolve around them. They want the ...