In 2008, France banned smoking in bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, a law that failed to have any impact on overall tobacco consumption. In fact, the quantity of tobacco sold immediately after the ban rose by 1,500 tons.
Crack. Fizz. Gulp. Ahhhhhh. Is there a drinking experience more classically Australian than ripping the ring-pull off a beer? "The visceral pleasure from that first crack of a beer can is identical to popping a champagne cork," says wine and drinks writer Mike Bennie. "There's also huge appeal in the tinnie's nostalgia factor."