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Swiss chard.

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Oh. That is on my "must try" list along with Red Bull and Rivella (Rot)

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Old 03.02.2016, 16:51
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Back to these shocking and amazing tactics by the Tobacco Industry
What shocking and amazing tactics?

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Old 03.02.2016, 16:55
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Oh. That is on my "must try" list along with Red Bull and Rivella (Rot)
...along with Red Bull with a double vodka, and Rivella (Rhubarb)
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Old 03.02.2016, 16:56
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What shocking and amazing tactics?

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I was under the impression they had always acted the C$%^s

The fact smoking massively increases your risk of something serious - like death - isn't exactly news.

But smoking is soooooo cool - and sooooooooo sexy, it makes you look older and far more sophisticated.

In fact, I'm rather surprised Gary Glitter didn't use it in his defence "M'Lord I thought she was 16 years old - she was smoking a cigarette"
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Old 03.02.2016, 17:04
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But smoking is soooooo cool - and sooooooooo sexy, it makes you look older and far more sophisticated.
Met my OH on a smoke break at work, so can't comment, but I love it when people tell my OH smoking will give him cancer, and he replies.. "Again?"

Funny thing is, I've cut down my smoking massively here because it's a more relaxed attitude.
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Old 03.02.2016, 17:07
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...along with Red Bull with a double vodka, and Rivella (Rhubarb)
You must come from Grimsby.
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Old 04.02.2016, 14:09
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new law in italy https://www.lastampa.it/2016/02/02/i...WI/pagina.html
- graphical images on packets
- fines if you smoke with children in the car or pregnant women
- new anti littering fines
- no smoking in hospital area even on balconies etc.

Smoking in hospitals, including balconies and terraces, is prohibied here since the Smoking Ban
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Old 04.02.2016, 14:27
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new law in italy https://www.lastampa.it/2016/02/02/i...WI/pagina.html
- graphical images on packets
- fines if you smoke with children in the car or pregnant women
- new anti littering fines
- no smoking in hospital area even on balconies etc.
Not before time, this is long overdue. Need to increase the cost of buying them now to something worthwhile
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Old 04.02.2016, 20:58
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Re: a disaster for the smoking lobby

I wonder how many of us here remember travelling in the car with parents who smoked- and gagging all the way?

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No, no Tom1234- that is just too British.

Asked my neighbour in 1973 what they were having for tea (in the Midlands) and she said 'spagettis and chips'?! When I asked she said 'my OH won't eat any meal wihtout chips, and anyhow spagettis is not proper food...' She made it sound as it was REALLY exotic- probably was in Stoke-on-Trent in those days.

Neither of them smoked, though (the spagettis neither)
Your neighbour in the Midlands almost certainly didn't say "spaghettis", though! Even the British know that spaghetti is already plural -- even if they weren't too sure where it came from.



The first time I heard "spaghettis", ironically, was in Switzerland -- although never in Ticino. Was your neighbour Swiss, perchance?
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Old 04.02.2016, 23:53
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What shocking and amazing tactics?

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Did you watch the documentary at all? If you did, I truly do not think you would be asking the question.
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Old 04.02.2016, 23:55
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Your neighbour in the Midlands almost certainly didn't say "spaghettis", though! Even the British know that spaghetti is already plural -- even if they weren't too sure where it came from.



The first time I heard "spaghettis", ironically, was in Switzerland -- although never in Ticino. Was your neighbour Swiss, perchance?
The 's' was definitely not pronounced, I just put it there for grammatical reasons She was Potteries born and bred, with the broadest Stoke/Tunstall accent.
I think there was one French woman in town, defo no Swiss- I was considered VERY exotic
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The 's' was definitely not pronounced, I just put it there for grammatical reasons She was Potteries born and bred, with the broadest Stoke/Tunstall accent.
I think there was one French woman in town, defo no Swiss- I was considered VERY exotic
There used to be a good few French in Stoke. They were there because of the Michelin factory. (and the oatcakes)
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I wonder how many of us here remember travelling in the car with parents who smoked- and gagging all the way?
Not me. Neither of my parents ever smoked and I was a teenager before we even had a car.
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I wonder how many of us here remember travelling in the car with parents who smoked-
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I wonder how many of us here remember travelling in the car with parents who smoked- and gagging all the way?
Up until perhaps 20 years ago smoking was accepted practice, maybe even in high esteem.

So no, you didn't gag.
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There used to be a good few French in Stoke. They were there because of the Michelin factory. (and the oatcakes)
Ah yes, I did have a French friend who taught French and did translations for Michelin- they all lived in the posh Westlands though in Newcastle-u-Lyme.

Actually smoking was not a problem in my parents' car- as we had a 2CV and we always had the top open when going on hols- even used to stand on the seat on the back holding the central bar- fab. I can still see me waving to all those who overtook us going up the Susten - and everyone beeping to say hello.
But it was another story when we used to go with our best friends' - in a Mercédès with very soft suspension- and all 4 parents smoking (including the driver, the local surgeon!).
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Ah yes, I did have a French friend who taught French and did translations for Michelin- they all lived in the posh Westlands though in Newcastle-u-Lyme.

Actually smoking was not a problem in my parents' car- as we had a 2CV and we always had the top open when going on hols- even used to stand on the seat on the back holding the central bar- fab. I can still see me waving to all those who overtook us going up the Susten - and everyone beeping to say hello.
But it was another story when we used to go with our best friends' - in a Mercédès with very soft suspension- and all 4 parents smoking (including the driver, the local surgeon!).
I was pretty fortunate in that my parents didn't smoke and most of their friends and relatives didn't either, and those that did were mostly considerate. Both my paternal grandparents died young, both due to lung cancer, and this really put my father off it. My mother did smoke briefly but gave up before we were born.

What was far worse were people in my own age group who smoked like crazy when they were teens.
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Up until perhaps 20 years ago smoking was accepted practice, maybe even in high esteem.
It still is here.
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The 's' was definitely not pronounced, I just put it there for grammatical reasons
You need to read up about English grammar then. Do you also write macaronis, tortellinis and raviolis?
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