At 04:54 PM 5/23/97 -0400, Amos Danube wrote:
> I guess it is time to add some to all this "simplistic approach to
>> Smoking has become a class issue in North America. Today, most smokers are
>> less educated and make less money than those who don't. In Hungary this
>> isn't the case, ... yet.
> Now you are in your element,Joe. This is nothing but pure Marxist
>malarkey. It was reported in today's paper that there is a big increase in
>teenager's smoking cigars. What "class issue"?
>> Who's being impractical, Eva?
> This remark is not even worth bothering with.
> Sorry folks, I got going here. So I'll let you go,
I couldn't help chuckling to myself, remembering that Istvan Lippai said
that Amos was a Commie. If he is, he is really good at disguising himself
as a running dog of capitalism, eh, Joe?
Here I am again,
Eric LeGresley may be both right and wrong. Depending on, of course,
where you are coming from. But...
Bob Hosh wrote:
> The following is quoted from an article, "Tobacco Abroad: infiltrating foreig
> markets", which appeared in Volume 105, Number 2, Environmental health
> Perspectives, February, 1997.
> ..."Although China is the number one cigarette-concuming country, Poland
> the highest per capita use at 3,620 cigarettes per year; an increase from
> in the early 1970s...High smoking rates in Poland and throughout Eastern
> are a legacy of the communist system, according to Eric LeGresley, legal
> counsel for the Nonsmokers' Rights Association in Ottawa, Ontario, who aserts
> that such governments 'pacifie[d] the population by providing cheap
The name of the association should give you a hint. But I am
whether Canada has something in the air or the water that makes people
try to simplify complicated questions. My first, and obvious,question
did he compare his "findings" with smoking trends in those countries
fore the commies took over? Not likely, this would very likely cause
problems in generalization. On the other hand, all totalitarian
provide a lot of cheap "bread and circus". I haven't heard anybody
plaining about the fact that bread and milk was dirt cheap in
under the bad guys. As a matter of fact,people in Hungary came to
that it is their 'god given right'.
> "By 1993, 23% of all international cigarettes sold were in Eastern Europe,
> than in Asia, the Middle East, or Africa."
Now, here is a statement that would warm Joe's heart. When will
realize that the 'duty' of businesses is to sell a certain product.
as long as there is a demand for something, there will be a business
sell it. The right way to put out a business,any business,out of
is not to buy it's products.
This guy blames the commies, Joe blames the capitalists. What a