JAPAN: Smokers' Hazards

Voice of the People, a Tokyo radio program devoted to the living arts, last week told its listeners about the live art of butt-snatching. Some fine points:

¶"Do not pick up butt while it is still lying by person who threw it away— especially if thrower is from over there [the U.S.]. Might have hand stepped on."

¶ "Do not stand around a gathering from over there as if waiting for them to throw away cigarette, as might not cooperate."

¶"Make sure cigarette is out. Otherwise, might burn pocket."

Tokyo police warned of another hazard. The black market, they said,...

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