Freedom to Vape asks British Transport Police for figures on those questioned under caution for vaping on trains and in railway stations

After it was revealed last week that London Midland (which has just lost its franchise to run trains) is threatening to send vapers to court for using e-cigarettes on trains, The Freedom Association's Freedom to Vape campaign sent the following Freedom of Information request to the British Transport Police.  Continue reading

BBC talks to young Brexiteers - and it's positive

The BBC has released a video today where young Brexiteers give their positive reasons for voting Leave in last year's referendum. Very refreshing. One young woman described the EU as a "man-made bureaucratic, paper pushing hellhole" and that she is very proud that 17.4 million British people decided to stick their fingers up to the EU and walk away. Can't argue with that.  Continue reading

Google and its lack of diversity

"We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile." That quote from Star Trek came to mind after I read the memo from James Damore, the former Google employee who wrote a memo daring to criticise the company's diversity policy. Of course, if Google really valued diversity, it would accept criticism from its employees. The fact that Google fired Damore simply highlights the company's intolerance of employees who dare to offer a different approach.  Continue reading

Letter from Freedom to Vape to the Daily Mail

In response to this article in the Daily Mail on 2 August, I wrote the following letter to the newspaper last week.  Dear Sir,  I refer to your article entitled "Warning on passive vaping in bars: Second-hand smoke from devices contain toxic chemicals that can irritate your eyes and skin" (Daily Mail 2nd August).  Continue reading

Is New York City the most anti-vaping city in the world?

I ask the question in the headline after just reading this in Crain's New York Business. New York City Council has just voted through a raft of anti-smoking and anti-vaping measures, the extent of which makes you wonder if New York is part of the free world or not. Here is extract from the article I have just read: " The package, which has the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio, will raise the price floor on a pack of cigarettes to $13 from $10.50, and smokeless tobacco and shisha packages to $17 from $8. Retailers that sell individual cigars would have to charge at least $8".  Continue reading