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Re: UN's WHO instructing Syrians to stop smoking



On 07/10/2016 05:31 PM, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> Won't someone please think of the Syrians..
> 
> "I can see the problem. While fleeing from air strikes, mass graves and
> ethnic cleansing, Syrians have just got to resist the temptation of a
> quick gasper to calm their nerves. Your home may be in flames, your
> family enslaved, your torturers itching to pull out your fingernails –
> but above all you've got to ignore the pretty ciggy packet in your
> pocket."
> 
> The UN has failed to protect Syrians from war and hunger. Now it’s
> telling them to stop smoking
> http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/un-failing-syrians-war-hunger-conflict-assad-isis-stop-smoking-robert-fisk-a7079306.html

Well, US tobacco companies did an outstanding job of addicting the
world! Maybe not as direct as nukes, but more effective long term.