Crimes Act 1961: 235 Aggravated robbery – Ancestors of mine would not be impressed

14 Years – Something for you lot to think about

Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years who—

  • (a) robs any person and, at the time of, or immediately before or immediately after, the robbery, causes grievous bodily harm to any person; or

  • (b) being together with any other person or persons, robs any person; or

  • (c) being armed with any offensive weapon or instrument, or any thing appearing to be such a weapon or instrument, robs any other person.

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1961/0043/latest/DLM330254.html

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Pictured only a handful of my Family tree: Cigarettes became very popular among soldiers – pipes and cigars were inconvenient in the trenches, but cigarette packs fitted into shirt pockets and could be smoked during a short break. Soldiers were given free cigarettes every day and, after the war, cigarette smoking became much more acceptable. After the Second World War, three-quarters of the male adult population, and one-quarter of adult females were smokers.

http://smokefree.org.nz/history-tobacco-new-zealand-0

A Nazi anti-smoking ad titled “The chain-smoker” saying “He does not devour it (the cigarette), it devours him”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-tobacco_movement_in_Nazi_Germany

If you don’t like the prices just shop around

Just as tobacco prices are about to soar, a 60-year-old Motueka man has been fined $6000 in the Auckland District Court for its unlawful manufacture.

Lawrence Reginald Jury was yesterday found guilty to being a party to the unlawful manufacturing of tobacco in breach of the Customs and Excise Act 1996.

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/tobacco-grower-find-6000-after-4790kg-find-wb-120970

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“The signs of excessive indulgence in this destructive pastime are easily detectable. They are these: A disposition to eat, to drink, to smoke, to meet together convivially, to laugh, to joke, and tell indelicate stories” Mark Twain

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