Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Back of a fag packet economics...

Imperial Tobacco reports that UK duty-paid cigarette sales rose by 1pc during the last quarter - the first increase following years of decline - February 2, 2010.

"Smoking may still be on the rise in developing countries, by around 3.5% a year, but in most of the industrialised world, it's all falling numbers" - pop-columnist-turned-occasional-political pundit and all-round pompous pontificator, John Harris, Guardian February 3, 2010.

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