Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Seven African countries' economies at risk over Brexit decision

Read more

THE DEBATE

Britain votes out: What next?

Read more

#TECH 24

The 'fintech' revolution

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

A certified 'palace': How hotels strive for excellence

Read more

#THE 51%

In her own image: Women in Art

Read more

REPORTERS

World War I: When northern France was on German time

Read more

REVISITED

Video: Ugandan city still scarred by Lord's Resistance Army atrocities

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

#Brexit sparks a storm on social media

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Markets, pound plunge on Brexit vote

Read more

An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2010-02-23

Anti-smoking campaign likens tobacco addiction to sex act

Smoking makes you a slave to tobacco…and could even be compared to an enforced act of fellatio, according to a new ad campaign in France: this story and more in today’s review of the French papers. TUESDAY, 23rd FEBRUARY, 2010

 

Smoking makes you a slave of tobacco is the message behind a hard-hitting advertising campaign launched by a French anti-smoking association. The ad appears on the front page of this morning's Le Parisien and shows two teenagers with with cigarettes in their mouths but the cigarettes are suggestively held at the level of a man’s groin area. The intention is to shock the public and it has certainly been successful in that regard!
 
A representative of ‘Families of France’ says mixing tobacco addiction and sex is a ridiculous and scandalous simplification or shortcut. “I’m shocked to see that we can sink so low in the name of a just cause,” said their spokesman.
 
The campaign has also irritated feminists who think the ad should not link sex to the dangerous habit of smoking. Antoinette Fouque of the ‘Movement for the Freedom of Women’ said, “As far as I know, practicing fellatio does not cause cancer.”
 
The ad will appear in papers, pubs and clubs from now until the 31st May.
 
Other stories in today’s French papers:
 
Libération: Total oil refinery strike
 
La Tribune: Why oil refineries are closing
 
Le Figaro: Only 7-10 days of petrol stocks left
 
Le Parisien : France 24 taken off televisions in Ivory Coast
 
Libération : « Media non grata »
 

 

By James CREEDON

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2016-06-23 European Union

Britain's 'Day of Reckoning'

As Britain heads to the polls, the "Brexit" referendum is dominating newspapers in and out of the UK. France's La Croix calls June 23rd "D-Day" while Libération wonders "Qui est...

Read more

2016-06-22 labour law

Government and trade unions 'arm-wrestle' over labour reform

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 22.06.16: Papers are continuing to focus on the arm-wrestling match between the government and trade unions. The government has drawn criticism for...

Read more

2016-06-21 Italian politics

From Rome to Paris, women are conquering European cities

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 21.06.16: Papers continue to focus on the big wins for the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and women in local Italian elections. Also, British...

Read more

2016-06-21 labour law

Will protests be banned?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 21.06.16: Papers focus on the ongoing arm-wrestling match between the government and trade unions. Unions want to stage a new demonstration this Thursday...

Read more

2016-06-20 Brexit

Leaving the LEAVE campaign: Tory member quits in protest

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Monday, June 20: Three days out from the UK's EU referendum, a top Tory member has left the Leave campaign over what she says are racist and...

Read more