• Short Summary

    RONALD BOSHOFF CANNOT GIVE UP SMOKING. NOT AN UNUSUAL STORY PERHAPS - WERE IT NOT?

  • Description

    RONALD BOSHOFF CANNOT GIVE UP SMOKING. NOT AN UNUSUAL STORY PERHAPS - WERE IT NOT FOR THE FACT RONALD IS ONLY TWO YEARS OLD. HE HAS BEEN SMOKING A CIGARETTE EVERY DAY FOR ABOUT NINE MONTHS.

    RONALD FIRST TASTED A CIGARETTE WHEN SOMEBODY BLEW SMOKE IN HIS FACE. OF INDEPENDENT DISPOSITION, EVEN AT THIS TENDER AGE, RONALD SEIZED THE CIGARETTE, TOOK A LONG DRAW - AND BLEW THE SMOKE BACK.

    SINCE THEN HE HAS INSISTED ON HIS CIGARETTE EVERY DAY. HE THROWS A TANTRUM UNTIL HE GETS IT. HIS MOTHER SAID THAT A GOOD SPANKING JUST DOESN'T WORK. A CONSOLATION FOR THE FAMILY IS THAT YOUNG RONALD HAS NOT YET MASTERED THE ART OF INHALING. NEVERTHELESS HE SMOKES THE CIGARETTES DOWN TO THE END - AND HIS FATHER SAYS HE HAS BURNT HIMSELF SEVERAL TIMES.

    HIS PARENTS EXPLAIN THAT AT PRESENT THEY GIVE THEIR SON ONE CIGARETTE EVERY NIGHT BEFORE HE GOES TO BED. THIS APPARENTLY STOPS HIM COLLECTING BUTTS AND SMOKING THEM DURING THE DAY.

    A NOTE FOR THE MANUFACTURERS - RONALD CANNOT ABIDE FILTER-TIPPED CIGARETTES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8TW4UL4IHME2KVE5GPDD5147S
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TW4UL4IHME2KVE5GPDD5147S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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