Friday, December 7, 2012

A Good Reason For Men To Quit Smoking


17 comments:

akagugo said...

Ala ki éxisté pou ELIMINN (pas rédwir) addiksyion: Iboga-treatment.
Nou pa mank sérrsérr dan Dodoland pou investigétt: fiél ki manké. Pou dirr bann ki éna kass sponnsorr résérrs.

akagugo said...

What a coincidence: third Marlboro man dies from smoking-related disease. And I wonder why this type of news is never aired.

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

This guy has been a role model to millions of my generation. When we lit up a cigarette we wanted to light it up like he did or one of our "role models": James Bond or some guy in a western. Nothing was cooler then than smoking with style. To his credit he did a interview against smoking.

There is another ad of a famous ex-smoker warning us not to smoke. Let me look for it.

akagugo said...

Ah, a nice infographic to nail it down for you.

akagugo said...

A country where two-thirds of males are 'cool'...

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

I was going to write that I wondered what the percentage is for Dodoland. Then I googled it and found something interesting: Russian men are more likely to be smokers than anybody else (70%) while women from Nauru -- aka Pleasant Island -- top the charts with 52.4%. And, interestingly, guess where women have the 7th smallest prevalence rate?

akagugo said...

After Bhutan, South Korea is aiming at a tobacco-free society.

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

South Koreans are fast on their feet. A bit like Germans who understood very quickly what had happened at Fukushima. Haven't heard anything about the French taking away something from that disaster.

akagugo said...

Australia is already changing its law for cigarette packaging to the yuckiest brown from the 'neutral' white which Dodoland is sluggishly proposing to counter the tobacco industry...

akagugo said...

Well, well, well: England is seeing its tobacco consumption sink to an all-time low. Their recipe is starting to pay off...

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Plain-packaging is on it's way here right?

akagugo said...

Let's hope people realise that, however you disguise it, a smoking remains toxic.

akagugo said...

Well, well, well: giving out opioids freely to addicts in order to curb criminality - counterintuitive (really?) but effective.
Can Dodoland copy?
Sorry, we are still to assimilate that the US are now removing penalties for consuming Mary Jane.
And in any case, as one observer said once, if you resolve the drug problem, so many NGO's will be out of work...

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

There are better alternatives. More on this later.

akagugo said...

A Portuguese way of dealing with crime that thrives on addiction that Dodoland's NGO's (read: BONGOs and PONGOs) will probably omit for fear of losing their purpose...

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Why not get people hooked on other drugs like working out, swimming, cooking, writing, composing music, hiking, football, etc?

akagugo said...

Of course, if used in conjuction with some Icelandic common sense...