French Smoking Image Tops Anti-Tobacco Incentives

  By Corinne Ruff Most days between classes Lea Giacomelli, like many young, French students, finds herself outside university doors rolling thin, brown cigarettes for a smoky conversation with friends. As they enjoy their few minutes of break, a lighter is passed around to spark the dangling cigarettes between their lips. “If you don’t smoke, it’s […]

France Debates New Law Taxing Cigarette Profits

The right to smoke despite significant proven health risks has been a long-standing three-way battle between cigarette companies, governments, and smokers themselves. It is not always clear where to place the responsibility for the 5.4 million people who die worldwide each year from tobacco-related illnesses. In France, tobacco-use is responsible for 60,000 deaths each year. […]