Smoke on the Water

Pic 1. An advertisement from 1937, a time when many people smoked – and knew what the Diamond Sculls were.
An advertisement from 1937, a time when many people smoked – and knew what the Diamond Sculls were.

4 May 2016

Tim Koch lights up.

In his recent piece on the connection between ‘Hamlet’ cigars and rowing, Göran R Buckhorn wrote, Remember tobacco is bad for you! However, the latest research from the 1950s is not so sure – 20,679 physicians, Ronald Reagan and Santa Claus all disagree.

Pic 2. Luckies – many physicians say they are less irritating than socialised medicine.
Luckies – physicians who will do anything for money say that they are less irritating than socialised medicine.
Pic 3. An updated but now outdated parody of a famous Ronald Reagan advertisement. The 1952 original is here. http://cigarettesreporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Ronald-Reagan-chesterfield.jpg Encouraging smoking may not even be the dumbest thing that Reagan ever did.
An updated (but presently outdated) parody of a famous Ronald Reagan advertisement. The 1952 original is here. Encouraging smoking may not even be the dumbest thing that Reagan ever did.
Pic 4. As Santa is overweight and a smoker, he will soon be needing the North Pole’s National Elf Service.
As Santa is overweight and a smoker, he will soon be needing the North Pole’s National Elf Service.

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