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