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TGP
27-01-2008, 23:44
and a pretty interesting one :)

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Miracle77777
27-01-2008, 23:49
Happy for woman :hooray:

Kukuruza the Great
28-01-2008, 00:08
most smokers aren't so lucky...

would be interested to know what Russians, particularly Russian women, think of this:

Female smokers 'double in Russia'
BBC NEWS | Health | Female smokers 'double in Russia' (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7209551.stm)

Smoking rates have more than doubled in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union, researchers say.
The Bath University-led team said "aggressive targeting" of women by tobacco firms was behind the rise.

Researchers monitoring 7,000 people over 11 years found 7% of women smoked in 1992, compared with 15% in 2003, the Tobacco Control journal reports.

Manufacturer British American Tobacco said the increase was due to Russians having more money for cigarettes.

The researchers, who also included teams from University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said tobacco advertising had been virtually non-existent in the Soviet Union.

But once the break-up started, the nationalised smoking industry disintegrated, allowing the big tobacco firms to push their products.

The report said the firms became "rampant" and by the mid-1990s it was estimated that half of all billboards in Moscow and three quarters of plastic bags in the country carried tobacco advertising.

Lead researcher Dr Anna Gilmore said: "There can be no doubt that the marketing tactics of Philip Morris, British American Tobacco and the like directly underpin this massive increase in smoking that spells disaster for health in Russia.

"Following privatisation of the tobacco industry, companies invested heavily in developing the market, promoting smoking as part of the new 'Western lifestyle'."

As well as the increase in female smokers, the number of men smoking rose from 57% in 1992 to 63% in 2003.

It comes as smoking rates in most Western countries have been falling.

In the UK, the number of people smoking has been declining for decades.

In 1974 nearly half of adults smoked but that has now been reduced to under a quarter.

A British American Tobacco spokeswoman denied underhand tactics were to blame for any increase.

"As disposable incomes have grown - a result of Russia's booming economy - consumers have started to purchase more of the luxury goods they would previously have been unable to afford.

"This includes items such as designer clothes, cars and cigarettes."

Philip Morris failed to provide a comment.

Miracle77777
28-01-2008, 00:10
most smokers aren't so lucky

Exactly!! :thumbsup:
I would say even more - most of people! ^-*

TGP
28-01-2008, 00:40
Yes, Kukuruza, but it seems the woman is not Russian... :suspect:

pjw
28-01-2008, 01:20
Yes, Kukuruza, but it seems the woman is not Russian... :suspect:

TGP, Im going to start calling you Sherlock Holmes. What disturbs me about this pic is that a school teacher is going to die because shes lighting off a candle. Do you also have this tradition in CIS? Wonder why everyone tried smoking at school? Now you know. On a personal note, Ive not smoked for 4 weeks tomorrow. :rasta:

Kukuruza the Great
28-01-2008, 10:28
Yes, Kukuruza, but it seems the woman is not Russian... :suspect:

Sorry, I never suggested that... ???

Miracle77777
28-01-2008, 13:42
About smoking in general.
I always find that ironic - when in cafees, they divide areas for smokers..and for non-smokers......Really funny...even with help of good conditioning, which is not working good most of the times, we are poisoning ourselves .....
:ak: :smokin:

TGP
28-01-2008, 21:45
About smoking in general.
I always find that ironic - when in cafees, they divide areas for smokers..and for non-smokers......Really funny...even with help of good conditioning, which is not working good most of the times, we are poisoning ourselves .....
:ak: :smokin:

WHen a non-smoking room is on the second floor, or just located higher than for non-smokers, it is quite all right.

TGP
28-01-2008, 21:51
TGP, Im going to start calling you Sherlock Holmes. What disturbs me about this pic is that a school teacher is going to die because shes lighting off a candle. Do you also have this tradition in CIS? Wonder why everyone tried smoking at school? Now you know. On a personal note, Ive not smoked for 4 weeks tomorrow. :rasta:


I personally never heard that a school teacher would die because of lighting off a candle. :)

druna
28-01-2008, 22:01
Well, why not? A relative of mine, a lady, used to smoke some 8-10 Belamor papirosy a day, as well as having some 150 grams of vodka at lunch. She died in her sleep at tha age of 97 after a day of regular habits. To add, she used to walk some 10 km or more a day, even at her last day... Who knows...