Smoking Around the World
11:35 AM -- Some smokin' news from the U.K.'s Daily Mail:
An iron-lunged pensioner has celebrated her 100th birthday by lighting up her 170,000th cigerette [sic] from a candle on her birthday cake...
The former launderette worker said she started the habit in 1914 - just weeks after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28 - which sparked the First World War.
A Swedish woman has been banned from smoking in her own back garden because her neighbour is allergic to cigarette smoke.
The cigarette row has rocked the city of Akarpin in southern Sweden, where the Environment Court banned Ingela Olofsson from smoking in her yard after hearing that her neighbour - Michael Berggren, a lawyer [now, there's a surprise] - has to wear an oxygen mask when walking from the house to the car.
"This is insane," Olofsson said.
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading