Topic: Filipina

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I decided to go to the Philippines for a vacation. One of the few counties left where the tobacco companies still have the upper hand. Where cigarette promo girls are paid more than doctors and anyone can smoke anywhere.

This girl comes up to me and asks, "Hey mister can I have a cigarette?" Sure thing, let me light it for you. In fact let me buy you a whole carton it is only $5, share with your friends. I asked, why do you smoke? She said, "it's cool to smoke, I want to grow up to be just like the promo girls." I inquired about what she though of the negative health aspects of smoke and she didn't even know they existed. What a great Country.

I let her know if she needed anymore cigarettes, I am in room 205 of the hotel.