By the time the King died in 1625 he had abandoned his vilification of smokers and had long been encouraging and exploiting them for his own ends.
Your article "Labour queries Tory funds from tobacco industry" (18 August), mentions that when tobacco advertising was banned in various countries, consumption fell measurably. But at the same time in those countries there was either serious inflation, a recession affecting all goods, a savage tobacco tax increase - or a combination of all of those factors. Significantly, Norway, which was quoted, has actually seen tobacco consumption steadily rise in real terms, although there has been no advertising there since 1975.
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