The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.

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Technology in China

As a vaper – I use Chinese technology every day. Some of my devices have been designed in Scotland but made in China. Continue reading


A different place, a different time

These old Furlongs grew up and lived, loved, and worked in a different place, at a different time.

I write several blogs because

But today, I will write, here, about why the old Furlongs are made of different stuff.

We are not ‘victims’ – never have been. We grew up in Africa, where there are REAL victims.

We experienced real stuff. Ugly stuff. Our ideas about life are different from most other people’s.

In the UK, people have it really good, whatever their colour, religion, gender, political leanings. OK, some things could and should be improved, but compared to real stuff in other countries – life is good here.

The west is going soft in the head. Victimhood is the IN. Every day someone finds another injustice to whine about.

Now, we’ve REALLY gone potty.

Robert Mugabe has been made the All-Africa Representative for the World Health Organisation’s ‘Smokefree’ initiative.

For God’s sake! What ARE people thinking! Robert Mugabe!

On his rise to power, he had a little trick to get voters.

Unless you voted FOR him, you’d get a hot coal pushed down your throat.



Imagine having a burning coal from your own fire/village fire,  shoved down your throat, as you were pinned down by Mugabe thugs, because you were not a supporter.

Mugabe mustered up thousands and thousands of recanted supporters that way. You just have to do that once in one village, and the whole village is converted. But there are many, many villages in Africa, as you go about on your political campaign.

The deaths must have been terrible. Savage.

Do you think Mugabe gives a fuck about ‘Smokefree’ or ‘healthy’ Africa?

Mugabe’s role will be to encourage policies aimed at reducing peoples’ exposure to the main risk factors – tobacco and alcohol use, unhealthy diets and lack of exercise.

Mugabe: WHO Role Model Of The Month



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A bit of a cock-up

I have always written this blog as “The Last Furlong”. I make everything short and sweet and topics can be about absolutely anything I feel like posting. There’s no set theme. Continue reading

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On Tobacco Control and the Drug War – harm reduction

Good stuff here  whether you are pro or anti drugs/smoking/vaping – half an hour on ideas you didn’t think of.  I personally hate the term “Harm Reduction”  even though I am a vaper. I hate the term because it issues out of the mouth of Tobacco Control, and I view “The EndGame” (ie – a world without smokers) as a totalitarian ideology that should be fought with all our might. But this is harm reduction with a twist. Enjoy. Continue reading


Dear Prime Minister – what I want

A political party phoned us yesterday to do a “survey”. Mr Furlong took the call. He was brilliant! He told them exactly what he thought of them and why we wouldn’t be voting for them today. I listened in awe. Mr Furlong and I , no matter how we can’t bear each other when our satnav comes between us in our car, concur on many things. That makes our relationship very good. I know he reads this blog, but I can’t say if he agrees with me on what I want from the Prime Minister – he’s not passionate about some of the stuff that upsets ME. Continue reading


Smokers are people too, it seems

Researchers have found that the incidence of non-small cell lung cancer in never-smokers appears to be increasing. This is  independent of sex, age, and race/ethnicity, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Continue reading

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Theft legitimised in the UK

We have had the budget announced today in the UK. The budget really means “How can we get more money by legitimised theft?” Continue reading

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These are a few of my favourite things

There are sometimes in my life that are better than others…here are a few of my favourite things. Continue reading

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For tobacco lovers everywhere – with love

I loved smoking!

Some of the peak times of my life were with my cigarette. I had no guilt in practising such a pleasurable habit, but in 2011, almost by accident, I “switched” as they say, to vaping. I love vaping. Continue reading