"Tobacco is not an illegal substance yet the government is persecuting a minority. I think that's a disgrace in a social democracy."
Sir Ronald Harwood,
Playwright and screenwriter
If you are interested in tobacco-related issues, here are some useful sites. It's a not a comprehensive list so visit this page for occasional updates.
Dick Puddlecote - rage, anger and humour
Freedom2Choose (Scotland) - interesting posts, thoughtfully done
Smoking Out The Truth - from Ireland, a breath of fresh air!
Velvet Glove Iron Fist - essential reading
Smokers Welcome - pubs, bars and hotels
Boisdale of Belgravia - best bar restaurant in London
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) - dedicated to tobacco control since 1971*
ASH Scotland - overstaffed and over-funded*
ASH Wales - campaigning for a tobacco free Wales*
British Medical Association - trade union for doctors
Cancer Research UK - UK's leading cancer charity
Fresh - Smoke Free North East - regional office for tobacco control*
No Smoking Day - annual event since 1984*
GASP - one stop shop for smoke free solutions
QUIT - advice on giving up*
Smokefree Action - coalition of anti-tobacco groups*
Smoke Free North West - another regional office for tobacco control*
Smoke Free South West - ditto*
UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies - tobacco control network*
* grateful recipients of taxpayers' money
Are you tired of being targetted for your smoking habit?