I'm having a fag!
Here's another difference between France & Britian - sweet cigarettes.
It's entierely normal to find sweet cigarettes in the shops, and parents don't even blink at the notion of letting 4-year-old Jean-Baptist running about with a fake fag in his mouth.
Which I think is absolutely hilarious. The good folk of ASH are concerned
Maureen Moore, chief executive of ASH Scotland, said it was time that selling sweet cigarettes was outlawed.
She said: "There is a possibility that these kind of sweets could be banned under a ban on tobacco advertising, which will cover anything which mimics or looks like cigarettes.
These quotes are from a 2002 article in the Edinburgh Evening News
Martin Raymond, deputy director of programmes at the Health Education Board of Scotland (HEBS), added: "We are surprised that in this day and age this type of confectionery is still available. We do not want to be po-faced but smoking is a serious issue.
"The problem with sweetie cigarettes is it normalises smoking behaviour for young children. It isn’t doing their teeth any good either."
I think that being po-faced is exactly what they want to be. Playing cops and robbers with toy guns doesn't normalise shooting behaviour in children. People like Martin Raymond probably also want to ban chocolate money. What would his reaction be to a drink in France marketed at children called "Champommy". It's sparkling apple juice but it is bottled with foil around the neck like champagne and the TV ads show kids having a great time at a party drinking the stuff. Ban it I reckon.
The splendid examples in the photo include the brands "Chicago" and "San Francisco" and there is also a plastic lighter and a pipe.