Foreign News: Smoked Out

Britons of both sexes who rely on Christmas for an extra supply of cigarets were in dismay last week. Britain's Tobacco Controller A. H. Maxwell urged that tobacco and cigarets not be presented as Christmas gifts. Reason: Last year's Christmas rush caused a shortage in supplies from which Britain has not yet recovered.

Britons who get extra cigarets, food and candy from U.S. friends could not hope for much this year, either. According to British customs regulations, "unsolicited gifts, whether they include rationed foods or not, may be received from abroad by parcel post addressed to individuals: but no parcel may exceed...

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