Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What's Keeping Indonesia Smoking....?

China & Indonesia seem to be having 
a most difficult time curtailing smoking. 
Could it be that the Tobacco Industry is 
bearing down on them, marketing-wise?
After all, it's the last area of the globe 
that condones & encourages the habit...
Article by Jeffrey Hutton for the
South China Post...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Chinese Man Punished For Not Smoking Close enough to Muslim Clerics...

Things are getting weirder all the time.... 
A Chinese official was demoted for not 
daring to smoke near Muslims...that he 
showed respect is what got him in trouble.
Guess its a passive-aggressive way of 
insult in China... AP article by Gerry Shih
Yahoo: China Punishes Official For Not Daring To Smoke Near Muslims

Thursday, October 27, 2016

NBC News: Study finds smoking kills more southerners...

NBC News reports that smoking
contributes to 1 in 4 cancer 
deaths in the U.S. The rate is 
highest amongst males in the
southern states, with the 
highest rate of 40% in
in Arkansas; while Kentucky 
had the highest rate amongst
women with 29%. This can
also be attributed to the laws 
about tobacco use and 
consumption being generally
more lax in the south due to
Big Tobacco's direct impact 
on the local economies as 

Friday, October 21, 2016

North Korea allows chimpanzees to smoke....

CBS reports today that the new zoo 
in Pyongyang, North Korea features 
Azalea, the smoking chimpanzee. 

While there is, no doubt, some really 
bad gag here that protocol prevents 
the writer from creating comparisons, 
the primate smokes a pack a day. Of 
course, zoo officials insist that she 
doesn't inhale. The new zoo, it is said, 
is one of N. Korean leader Kim Jong 
Un's prides of his regime. The original 
zoo it replaced began with 50 badgers.
In other news...
CBS News: N. Korea's Smoking Chimp

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Legal age to buy tobacco is raised to 21 in California!

Amazing to think that this 
would actually happen in 
my lifetime. Thank you
Gov. Brown for bearing 
down on this idea. Will 
be interested to see what 
percentage change in the 
use of tobacco will be 
this time next year...
The law went into effect 
June 9, 2016. Great reason 
for young folks to quit.

ABC News: California's Smoking Age went up to 21 June 9...
Once you quit, don't ever 
listen to the Habit again... 
just say- 


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

SEAN DALY'S New Book-What We Talk About When We Talk About Cancer

Author Sean Daly will 
premier his eagerly 
awaited illustrated memoir, 
What We Talk About 
When We Talk About 
Cancer during the Ojai 
WordFest Saturday,
6 pm, April 30th at 
238 E. Ojai Avenue
Ojai, California.
Please join us...