Fifty years ago, the Royal College of Physicians released a report titled "Smoking and health (1962)"
, showing the relation between smoking and lung cancer. In 1962, about 70% of men and 40% of women in the UK smoked, and the BBC spoke to a number of them as seen in this archive footage
posted by Petrot
on Mar 6, 2012 -
Ce n'est pas une cigarette
France is the latest to ban smoking in public, joining Spain, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Ukraine, and the U.S. among others. This short article
from The Atlantic shows the long history of countries attempting to ban smoking, from Pope Urban VIII to Hitler. Somehow I think these bans are here to stay.
posted by papoon
on Feb 3, 2007 -