There is scant doubt those residing in the land of Putin are among the world’s worst smokers. It is difficult to walk down a street in Moscow without hearing the sound of people coughing and wheezing. At least 39% of people in Russia are habitual daily smokers and this has resulted in Russia having an incredible high rate of death as well as an incredible low mortality rate for its people. They prefer smoking, coughing and living under the cloud of smoke than enjoying a clean environment.
President Vladimir Putin refuses to allow a bill that would outlaw smoking in public places and cut down on smoke ads. I assume he prefers a nation that coughs to a nation that demands clean air and longer life. Then again, if someone in their twenties gets to live to the age of seventy they still will be living in Putin Land!