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.
(Source: BBC News)
Welcome to the free world! Welcome to democracy! Welcome to being brainwashed by teams of expert advertisers so you actually pay money to give yourself cancer!
Ain’t capitalism wonderful? Surely, this is the kind of carey-sharey, warm’n’fuzzy ‘creative capitalism’ that Bill Gates was promoting this week. What’s more ‘creative’ than people dying in agony of lung cancer?