Alex Massie

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Heartening news from Ireland: when the government banned smoking in pubs in 2004, 27% of Irish folk smoked. Now 29% consume these little tubes of delight*. True, there's a long way to go yet but every journey begins with a single smoke...

*Dennis Potter's description, if memory serves.

[Hat-tip: Taking Liberties.]

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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