Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Drug users USA, tobacco and cars.

Found via TheoSpark is the information that "San Francisco has the highest percentage (12.7%) of illicit drug users in the US."

San Francisco is the place that provides 'havens' so users can inject themselves with 'hard drugs', such as heroin - which might in itself be the reason why there are more 'illicit users' there than elsewhere in USA - but it also has laws prohibiting tobacco users lighting up their smelly weed on the beach or in a park.

It's an odd sort of law really, especially as San Franciso is known for smogs (picture here) which are a stinking  mix of fog and pollutants, and you can see the number of vehicles on the roads - 7 lanes each way - packed full of cars and lorries, with each vehicle churning out all sorts of smelly stuff that, once upon a time, was dangerous to health.

They don't seem to talk about the dangers of vehicle emissions any more - or at least it doesn't seem to hit the media very much, not even if research is fairly recent and claims that Vehicle fumes stunt lung growth. Hmm, they haven't tried that claim for nth hand tobacco fumes yet, maybe they haven't had enough time to do the research.

Oh, by the way, that traffic camera was chosen at random from this list I haven't a clue where that particular camera is, never been to San Francisco.


Chuckles said...

I have heard that if one is going to San Francisco, one should be sure to wear some flowers in ones' hair.

Possibly to minimise the fog and the fumes?

Mrs R said...

A bit like a nosegay, or a pomander was meant to keep away nasty bugs and diseases?