Saturday, July 29, 2017

Fashion's Elite Trying to Make Smoking Cool Again...

No thanks to fashion for encouraging 
the "Who Cares?" attitude towards 
smoking when we've fought so hard 
to shove cigarettes out of the public eye. 
These spoiled little "model girls" are 
unfortunate role models and this 
resurrection of "smoking is cool" is ugly 
and irresponsible. Dangerously
ignorant behavior they're flaunting.
Anything for publicity. 
They know how their actions affect people.
All for more followers in Instagram? 
Seriously? They're undoing years of work 
so many have done to stop Big Tobacco.
Is the Industry offering them payola to undue the truth?
They need to quit this bullshit and apologize.
Yahoo: Fashion's Elite Making Deadly Smoking "cool" again
"I don't smoke."

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-