Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Surprise surprise, the Russians are going healthy

Some surprising good health news this week from an equally surprising quarter, Russia. I looked at the news again. Russia?
It was good to imagine for a moment that the Russians might be following the
West even if a good few years after we began cutting back on smoking and drinking.
Yet who would expect to hear that the he-men Russia were actually drinking less?
The surprising news is not that the amount consumed is down by five or ten percent.

Almost half

It’s down by 43%, which if my maths is not too far out, is almost half. Russian he-men are boozing only half as much as they used to? Tell it to the ….
Even here, where smoking has lost its cool and become very down market, there’s nothing to discourage householders from puffing away on their balconies, if the weather agrees and they happen to have a balcony. … Continues on the blogs for my ocean adventure story, Sailing to Purgatory, at


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