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Brave Lungs

by | 11th, November 2004

‘REMEMBER Scotland The Brave? Sure you do, all that fearless sitting on thistles, caber-tossing and skirt-wearing bravado.

Smoking is so uncool

Well, now forget it. It’s being rebranded as Scotland The Sensible.

If William Wallace were around today, he’d less fight the English than he would offer to have a televised debate on the real issues.

Upon seeing that tireless spider, Robert the Bruce would scream at the top of his lungs, before plugging in his Dustbuster to vacuum up the wee beastie.

Scotland has changed and it is ready to change some more, as we read in the Guardian that Scottish ministers have voted to ban smoking in enclosed public spaces.

By spring 2006, anyone having a hearty drink of Highland spring water with a cheeky dash of tropical lemon will have to do so without the aid of a cigarette as all pubs, clubs, restaurants and workplaces become smoke-free havens of health.

But before the English, Welsh and Irish laugh at the hard man of Scotland gone soft, the Independent would like you to know that the Scots will have the last laugh and it will not be croaky and result in the hacking up of a chunk of phlegm-coated lung.

Smoking is bad for you. One in four deaths in Scotland “is said to be directly attributed to smoking-related illness”, says the paper.

And there’s a fiscal cost

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