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A ban on the sale of all tobacco products has come into effect in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

2004-11-15

 Bhutan smoking tobacco Himalaya
According to a press release from Philip Morris, the new environmentally friendly cigarettes work by employing powerful carcinogens that accumulate in the lungs of smokers, slowly breaking down their vital organs and eliminating the danger posed to the overpopulated planet by the human race.

2010-06-01

 health cigarette tobacco business environment overpopulation marketing
The Sorte mountain, in Venezuela's western state of Yaracuy, is considered a sacred place by the faithful followers of Maria Lionza - a syncretic religion blending African, indigenous, and Catholic beliefs. Every year, thousands of her worshippers travel there to make offerings to the indigenous goddess and conduct spiritual healing rituals in the forest. While 90% of Venezuelans are nominally Catholic, Maria Lionza is now considered...

2010-12-15

 Catholic Church Venezuela religion Africa indigenous worship goddess mother posession social and cultural anthropology spirit tobacco