Smoking kills: pack of Thai cigarettes.

The packets of cigarettes that kill serious

  Thailand: Islands - February 2009

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On cigarette packages sold in Thailand, you can see some very ugly pictures showing you the consequences of smoking. Smoking kills... or worse. Effective, these pictures?

Hard to say. I continued to smoke happily during my little Thai vacation, despite this disgusting packaging.



Must say that at less than 70 baht package (less than € 1.50) in Thailand, the economic argument has little effect on a French vacationer smoker, any diver she is.

My last stop was this summer in Bali. In Nusa Lembongan, after several unsuccessful dives, I promised that if I saw a mola-mola, I would stop smoking. Eh yes.

The Balinese Gods and Poseidon had the infinite goodness to grant my wish. I met these big moon fish, much sought-after, three times! So I stopped smoking, as promised, for a while.

But not very long. Back in France, I took again as before. No mola-mola on the horizon to remind me of my promise.

It was not my first attempt. And here I am preparing for the next ... I'm going to stop again, very soon. Perfectly. The date is fixed. That way, I'll have nice airy lungs and lots of money to dive this summer.


  Thailand: Islands - February 2009

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  1. I can assure you that stopping smoking has no effect on your air consumption. Except maybe in case of effort.
    But it's still good to stop.

  2. I love Thai cig packs ... let's say it's so extreme that it's not believable at all!
    My favorite game is to have me take a picture with the picture of the chicos in front of the mouth.

    I do not know if it reduces the air conso ... I never stopped!

  3. @Denis: Yes, I know, it's even, paradoxically, the opposite: smokers often have better conso under water than nonsmokers. And even, it happens that we consume more air than usual, at the beginning, when we stop the tobacco. I do not care a bit, I have a "normal" conso for a woman, the goal is not to suck less air under water, but to be in better shape and save money. under ... (By the way, let me take my hat off for your own tenacity in the fog.)

    @ Marie-net: No, it does not really reduce air consumption, but we do not care. It will do good to my body and my wallet, that's what I care. Me too, I had a lot of fun with these Thai packs. The funniest is that of snags: before, the inscriptions were placed differently, so that the opening of the package fell in the middle of rows of disgusting teeth. Suddenly, you could make a ventriloquist's number and "cause" this ugly mouth, opening / closing the package ...

  4. Au Québec aussi nous avons d’horribles photos sur les paquets de cigarettes! Il faut dire qu’ici, les fumeurs sont de plus en plus rares… J’ai toujours un choc quand je vais en Europe. Tout le monde fume! Courage pour la prochaine tentative! 😉

  5. @ Marie-Julie: Yes, I have the opposite shock, when I find myself in the presence of "too healthy" people, style well-thinking or Scandinavian athletic, who look at me with indignation or pity when I take out my pack of cigarettes under one fifty meters of them and who pretend to cough while we are in the open air ... I will hang on to make this new attempt, I am determined (yes, I can), but I swear never to turn terrorist antitabac ... Difficult to make people understand that do not smoke or have never smoked that the cigarette is also a pleasure.

  6. Yeah, well, besides Marie julie, the other comments do not encourage you much !!
    I say BRAVO! Must stop several times from what we say to really stop! In any case, I am proud of you, and I encourage you!
    So, yes, stop, not necessarily to breathe better under water ... even if it is true that it would be a means of motivation, but for your health !! Because, even if you do not arrive at the state of the pictures of Thai cigarettes, I still believe that it is not very recommended ... And then, you will save!
    Kisses !!

  7. Ah, ça, question économies… L’été dernier, quinze mois d’arrêt m’ont payé trois allers-retours pour l’océan indien ! Mais je m’interdis de revenir à Bali car je suis sûr de craquer pour les kreteks 😉

  8. @ Pascal K: Your example motivates me thoroughly !!! Three A / R !!! Sure, I'll stop for good. This time, it's the good one.