Friday, 1 October 2010

Off t'India

The sharpest eyed amongst you may have noticed the GTNF logo that has resided on this blog for the last few months. This is for the Global Tobacco Networking Forum, an event organised by Tobacco Reporter which is about to begin in Bangalore, India.

And that's where I'll be going tomorrow to give a speech about the anti-smoking movement. A full list of speakers is here, and includes Michael Siegel (The Rest of the Story), Simon Clark (FOREST, Taking Liberties), Mick Hume (Spiked), Mark Littlewood (Institute of Economic Affairs), Patrick Basham (Democracy Institute), Carl Phillips (Ep-ology), Jeff Stier (American Council on Science and Health), and many more.

After showing my face there, my good lady wife and I will be looking for a place free from torrential rain, athletics and religious violence for a holiday. So, until October 26th, this is au revoir. If you send me an e-mail, you'll know why I reply even more slowly than usual.

But I'll still be here in spirit and have set up various articles from the last couple of years to go online every few days. So don't go far and I'll be back blogging in person at the end of the month.



jredheadgirl said...

Good luck with your speech Chris, and have a safe trip:-)

Unknown said...

And don't drink the water, alcohol is safer, fofl...hey, it's late and I've had a couple of brandy's this Friday night, lol.

timbone said...

Enjoy India Mr and Mrs Chris, work and play. In this mad 21st century you are one of the ispirations to rationality.

Anonymous said...

All the best, Chris.

Hope someone mentions that RIP (fire safe) cigarettes can produce immediate symptoms in smokers. They were never properly tested on consumers. Yet, they were made mandatory in numerous countries. And no-one seems to want to know anything about it now, including tobacco companies.

Fredrik Eich said...

Bangalore! Why couldn't the Tobacco Reporter arrange this forum in the Wagon and Horses in Brightonlandshire in Englandshire? The snobs! Have fun chris!

The witch from Essex said...

Have a wonderful time Chris (and Mrs S)
You will charm everyone at the meeting (You charmed everyone at the TICAP conference !!)
How about holding the next meeting in sunny Essex ??

Anonymous said...

You've billions of folks behind you Chris, and probably more.

Just speak the truth, as you always do.

I'll look forward to your blogs when you return. Best Wishes

Michael J. McFadden said...

Best wishes indeed Chris! :) Give 'em fire 'n brimstone 'n wisps o' smoke!

And have some fun!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this link, but unfortunately it seems to be offline... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please reply to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at could post it.


Michael J. McFadden said...

Peter, which link? The speakers list seemed to work fine for me. Here's the actual URL for it though: