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<p>Two cigarettes replacing the hands of a clock to remind customers of the upcoming smoking ban, are pictured in the Weisses Roessl restaurant in Hanau, 30km (19 miles) south of Frankfurt, March 22, 2007.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach </p>

Two cigarettes replacing the hands of a clock to remind customers of the upcoming smoking ban, are pictured in the Weisses Roessl restaurant in Hanau, 30km (19 miles) south of Frankfurt, March 22, 2007. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Two cigarettes replacing the hands of a clock to remind customers of the upcoming smoking ban, are pictured in the Weisses Roessl restaurant in Hanau, 30km (19 miles) south of Frankfurt, March 22, 2007. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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<p>A Croatian ballet dancer smokes in a theatre cafe during a break in rehearsals for a new ballet show, in Zagreb November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Nikola Solic </p>

A Croatian ballet dancer smokes in a theatre cafe during a break in rehearsals for a new ballet show, in Zagreb November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Nikola Solic

A Croatian ballet dancer smokes in a theatre cafe during a break in rehearsals for a new ballet show, in Zagreb November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Nikola Solic

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<p>A miner smokes a cigarette during a break at a coal mine in Changzhi, Shanxi province November 25, 2009.  REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A miner smokes a cigarette during a break at a coal mine in Changzhi, Shanxi province November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

A miner smokes a cigarette during a break at a coal mine in Changzhi, Shanxi province November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>The driver of a Soviet-made Pobeda smokes a cigarette while sitting on his vehicle during a photo call in Budapest's Memorial Park November 17, 2009. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh</p>

The driver of a Soviet-made Pobeda smokes a cigarette while sitting on his vehicle during a photo call in Budapest's Memorial Park November 17, 2009. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

The driver of a Soviet-made Pobeda smokes a cigarette while sitting on his vehicle during a photo call in Budapest's Memorial Park November 17, 2009. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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<p>An Israeli soldier smokes at the Israel-Lebanon border before a ground operation into Lebanon August 12, 2006. REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

An Israeli soldier smokes at the Israel-Lebanon border before a ground operation into Lebanon August 12, 2006. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

An Israeli soldier smokes at the Israel-Lebanon border before a ground operation into Lebanon August 12, 2006. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Restaurant owner Michael Windisch poses while smoking a cigarette through a special hole in the wall of his restaurant in Goslar, Germany, December 29, 2007.  REUTERS/Johannes Eisele </p>

Restaurant owner Michael Windisch poses while smoking a cigarette through a special hole in the wall of his restaurant in Goslar, Germany, December 29, 2007. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele

Restaurant owner Michael Windisch poses while smoking a cigarette through a special hole in the wall of his restaurant in Goslar, Germany, December 29, 2007. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele

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<p>Members of U.S. 2/8 2nd battalion 8th Marines Regiment smoke cigars as they play cards at Camp Delhi in Helmand province, Afghanistan, October 3, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih </p>

Members of U.S. 2/8 2nd battalion 8th Marines Regiment smoke cigars as they play cards at Camp Delhi in Helmand province, Afghanistan, October 3, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Members of U.S. 2/8 2nd battalion 8th Marines Regiment smoke cigars as they play cards at Camp Delhi in Helmand province, Afghanistan, October 3, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>Butchers smoke cigarettes as they work to slaughter sheep and cows in a cattle farm during Eid al-Adha in Cairo, November 27, 2009.  REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih </p>

Butchers smoke cigarettes as they work to slaughter sheep and cows in a cattle farm during Eid al-Adha in Cairo, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Butchers smoke cigarettes as they work to slaughter sheep and cows in a cattle farm during Eid al-Adha in Cairo, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>A laborer smokes on a steel frame at a residential construction site in Hefei, Anhui province August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jianan Yu </p>

A laborer smokes on a steel frame at a residential construction site in Hefei, Anhui province August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jianan Yu

A laborer smokes on a steel frame at a residential construction site in Hefei, Anhui province August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jianan Yu

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<p>Parents visit their sick child in a hospital in the rural village of Chao Jiang in southwest China's Yunnan province February 28, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Parents visit their sick child in a hospital in the rural village of Chao Jiang in southwest China's Yunnan province February 28, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Parents visit their sick child in a hospital in the rural village of Chao Jiang in southwest China's Yunnan province February 28, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Women in wedding gowns smoke cigarettes under the shade during the "Bride Parade" in Bucharest May 17, 2009. The event gathered future and former brides under the slogan of, "Be a bride for one more day". REUTERS/Radu Sigheti </p>

Women in wedding gowns smoke cigarettes under the shade during the "Bride Parade" in Bucharest May 17, 2009. The event gathered future and former brides under the slogan of, "Be a bride for one more day". REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Women in wedding gowns smoke cigarettes under the shade during the "Bride Parade" in Bucharest May 17, 2009. The event gathered future and former brides under the slogan of, "Be a bride for one more day". REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

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<p>A mental patient smokes a cigarette after his lunch at the Galuh foundation compound in East Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, November 5, 2009.  REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

A mental patient smokes a cigarette after his lunch at the Galuh foundation compound in East Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, November 5, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

A mental patient smokes a cigarette after his lunch at the Galuh foundation compound in East Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, November 5, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>John Daly of the U.S. tees off on the 17th hole during a practice round for the 2009 PGA Championship golf tournament at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes </p>

John Daly of the U.S. tees off on the 17th hole during a practice round for the 2009 PGA Championship golf tournament at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

John Daly of the U.S. tees off on the 17th hole during a practice round for the 2009 PGA Championship golf tournament at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

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<p>Chen Yan (C), a 51-year-old woman, poses for a portrait while impersonating China's late Chairman Mao Zedong, in Mianyang, Sichuan province May 26, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause </p>

Chen Yan (C), a 51-year-old woman, poses for a portrait while impersonating China's late Chairman Mao Zedong, in Mianyang, Sichuan province May 26, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Chen Yan (C), a 51-year-old woman, poses for a portrait while impersonating China's late Chairman Mao Zedong, in Mianyang, Sichuan province May 26, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

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<p>A man decorated with toy medals smokes as he watches a peaceful rally of students in front of La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago May 6, 2009. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado </p>

A man decorated with toy medals smokes as he watches a peaceful rally of students in front of La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago May 6, 2009. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

A man decorated with toy medals smokes as he watches a peaceful rally of students in front of La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago May 6, 2009. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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<p>A man dressed as Father Frost, the regional version of Santa Claus, smokes a cigarette in Independence Square in Kiev December 30, 2008. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin</p>

A man dressed as Father Frost, the regional version of Santa Claus, smokes a cigarette in Independence Square in Kiev December 30, 2008. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

A man dressed as Father Frost, the regional version of Santa Claus, smokes a cigarette in Independence Square in Kiev December 30, 2008. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

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<p>An ethnic Tibetan boy smokes a cigarette, which he had asked from the man next to him, at Sangke grassland in Xiahe, western China's Gansu province, August 13, 2006. REUTERS/Jason Lee </p>

An ethnic Tibetan boy smokes a cigarette, which he had asked from the man next to him, at Sangke grassland in Xiahe, western China's Gansu province, August 13, 2006. REUTERS/Jason Lee

An ethnic Tibetan boy smokes a cigarette, which he had asked from the man next to him, at Sangke grassland in Xiahe, western China's Gansu province, August 13, 2006. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>A rescuer smokes as he rests sitting in a bus at Skochynsky mine near the eastern town of Donetsk, June 8, 2009. REUTERS/Valery Belokryl </p>

A rescuer smokes as he rests sitting in a bus at Skochynsky mine near the eastern town of Donetsk, June 8, 2009. REUTERS/Valery Belokryl

A rescuer smokes as he rests sitting in a bus at Skochynsky mine near the eastern town of Donetsk, June 8, 2009. REUTERS/Valery Belokryl

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<p>A government soldier with bullet wounds smokes in the hospital a day after clashes in the village of Kayna in eastern Congo November 19, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A government soldier with bullet wounds smokes in the hospital a day after clashes in the village of Kayna in eastern Congo November 19, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A government soldier with bullet wounds smokes in the hospital a day after clashes in the village of Kayna in eastern Congo November 19, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Lit by the full moon, a U.S. soldier from Gator Company, 2-12 Infantry, 4th Brigade lights a cigarette at Michigan Base in the Pesh Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province August 5, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

Lit by the full moon, a U.S. soldier from Gator Company, 2-12 Infantry, 4th Brigade lights a cigarette at Michigan Base in the Pesh Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province August 5, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Lit by the full moon, a U.S. soldier from Gator Company, 2-12 Infantry, 4th Brigade lights a cigarette at Michigan Base in the Pesh Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province August 5, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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