"We dip our cigarettes in petrol to try and quit smoking...."

Recently I had the privilege of accompanying two of my Masters (MSc) students to different parts of rural Ethiopia to help supervise and assist them in their final-year MSc research projects. 639 more words

Tobacco Companies

Dark generation

One evening while walking with a friend to my abode, I had to cross the road to the other side. In the process of crossing, a child (a boy of about 8 years of age) walked past me with a bag of grocery on his right hand and a busy left hand as well. 671 more words


U-turn on prison smoking ban welcome news for inmates

By Rooney John

Welcome news for inmates after a U-turn on proposed plans to ban smoking in UK prisons.  Plans have been put on hold by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), after unsuccessfully piloting the programme in 2014. 603 more words

Trainees Blog

Passive Smoking

Prose-poetry that comes between deadlines is usually the most heartfelt.

Passive Smoking

I followed your footsteps and stumbled on the same rocks as you did, as we made our way down the steep hill going nowhere.

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The danger of cigarettes to dogs goes way beyond passive smoking

The other day I followed a car, admiring three dogs looking out of the back window. As I passed, I noticed the driver was smoking. 618 more words