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...

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Book in Progress...Aaron's Book of Contemporary Demons

While the concept of demons 
is timeless, we face a new crop 
of realized monsters in the 
21st century. Many addictions 
and phobias, as well as mental 
health conditions are finally 
being seen for what they are-
Stigmas are disappearing and 
many problems that have plagued 
us are now being talked about, 
diagnosed and treated...
Aaron's Book of Contemporary
Demons is in process and 
progressing nicely. My second 
book will put a face or image to 
many previously unvisualized things.
The book is due out this fall... 
Expect the unexpected....

Friday, March 25, 2016

A new memoir out this month by writer Sean Daly...

Those of you who follow 
Romancing The Smoke 
and our escapades might 
be figuring I...
a) went back to smoking 
so I went into hiding; 
b) keeled over from the damage 
it had done; 
c) lost interest in encouraging 
folks to quit; 
d) started another book...
...actually two books. The first-
I did the illustrations for 
The Things We Talk About 
When We Talk About Cancer 
by Sean Daly. Sean never smoked.
His compelling memoir about 
his ongoing battle with Stage Four 
cancer has sixteen illustrations, 
and is going to print in April. It 
is an honor to be the graphic part 
of this effort. Looking forward 
to sharing his story with everyone.
Below is one of the illustrations 
from the book. As soon as this 
book is available, you'll know 
where to find it.

A photo from the Brussels attacks...

If ever someone needed 
a cigarette...Somebody 
get this guy a light...