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    Removing underaged smoking in russia


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    Removing underaged smoking in russia

    Post  KomissarBojanchev on Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:29 pm

    In Russia(like in Bulgaria) a huge amount of children are addicted (much higher than in western countries where smoking unlike in the east is seen as largely repugnant) to cigarettes and law enforcement is practically non existant since soviet times. Are there any efforts to reduce this number? Is the situation improving? It sure hasn't improved in Bulgaria so far.

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    Re: Removing underaged smoking in russia

    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:46 pm

    The key word is repugnent.

    There are a lot of forces driving banning and reducing cigarette consumption in the west, while most of the very very rich cigarette companies are enormously wealthy and invest very large amounts of money to encourage it.

    To get rid of it it needs to be seen as socially unacceptable... like drink driving, and even then quite a few will never get the message, but once the vast majority find it offensive it is easier to police the few.

    To be honest I would suggest illegal drugs and alcohol would be higher priorities for now though.

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    Re: Removing underaged smoking in russia

    Post  TR1 on Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:48 pm

    Smoking is seen as repugnant in the West?

    Not in the American college campuses I've been to Wink

    Or France, where everyone (comparatively to the States) smokes.

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