Blimp deflator: Letting out the gas

When only ‘selfish busybodies’ opposed smoking

Posted in new zealand by Blimp deflator on April 20, 2013

Stubbing out ciggy habit

Above: My letter of April 6, 2013, to the editor of the Manawatu Standard. The two doctors mentioned above were Charles Noble and David Chrisp. They deserve to be named and shamed. (Their names were in my original letter, but were removed by the editor.) Below: The 1978 Manawatu Standard article by then-editor John Harvey. During the next few years, he and tobacco industry groups tried to turn the “right to smoke” almost everywhere into a civil rights issue.

Anti-smokers warned

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