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Good grief

This, from The Miami Herald:

"A lawyer for the widow of a Cooper City man who died from lung cancer said Friday that smoker Stuart Hess bears some responsibility for his addiction to cigarettes, but that cigarette maker Philip Morris USA is largely to blame".

For the record, Hess died at 55 in 1997, meaning that he had been seeing health warnings on his cigarette packs since he was 24, the Yanks having introduced health warnings in 1966.

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Anonymous Geoff said... 7:32 pm

It must be someone's fault that I drink so much gin and tonic.

Who invented tonic anyway? Can I sue?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:01 pm

If memory serves, the G & T was concocted as a more palatable way of taking quinine, a treatment for malaria. Might be an urban myth tho'.  



Blogger ScotsToryB said... 8:33 pm

As someone introduced to G & Ts by exGF's rich parents and subsequently imbibed on a regular(ish) basis I can confirm I have never suffered malaria.

Oops!

Scottish.

STB.  



Blogger ScotsToryB said... 8:35 pm

Or exGFs' rich parents?

Dem guid that GT stuff! What?


STB.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:42 pm

If only I could thank any of my ex lady friends for anything half as valuable as being introduced to the delights of the G&T.

(sigh)


Tried Plymouth gin? 'tis a splendid thing.  



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