T’was a good year though. Once again the Saddleback did not come last, and what we lacked in votes we made up for in integrity and moral fortitude. Continue reading →
Archive for October, 2012
Last week submissions on the Ministry of Health’s proposal to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products in New Zealand closed.
Here are some exerts from my submission.
There is no specific evidence that plain packaging will work. No, they are right. There isn’t. So let’s make some evidence. Data from the New Zealand and Australian experience can be compared to the USA, Canada, and the UK and we can tell if plain packaging has an effect. If not, then the tobacco industry loses nothing.
Should I be able to use my laptop during a meeting? I think yes.
Some of us use our smartphones, tablet, and laptops to take notes and make memos to ourselves.
I can understand not using them in some sessions. You know, like, if it’s a one on one, or you’ve got some high flyer coming to talk to you. Continue reading →