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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 5 (August 1, 1934)

Railway Safety in New Zealand

Railway Safety in New Zealand

Commenting on the heavy toll or holiday road accidents, the “Christ-church Star” proceeds thus: —

“The care-free spirit of the holiday mood may result in the unconscious relaxation of that degree of care which is exercised under normal conditions. The toll of accidents seems to leave us no alternatives but those of inexperience or lack of care‥ In contrast to road accidents, however, it is most gratifying, year after year, to note the entire absence of railway accidents, and in this respect the Dominion is entitled to congratulate itself.”

The first shop in London for the sale of cigarettes was opened in 1863—only 70 years ago. The demand for “paper cigars,” as some people called them, was quite limited in the 'sixties. Men mostly smoked pipes and ladies hadn't learned to smoke at all! To-day the world consumes hundreds of millions of cigarettes annually. It is worthy of note, by the way that the up-to-date cigarette 'smoker “rolls his own.” 'It not only comes a lot cheaper, but smokes rolled fresh, just as you want them, are always moist and fragrant, whereas the packet goods, (even the best brands) soon go dry and lose flavour and appeal. So if you would have a really enjoyable cigarette join the “Roll-your-own” brigade. As for tobacco you can't improve on the New Zealand—Riverhead Gold, Navy Cut No. 3 (Bulldog) Cavendish, and Cut Plug No. 10 (Bullshead). They are toasted. Consequently there's very little nicotine in them, and they may be smoked with perfect safety. Even the “tobacco-glutton” is immune from harm. And for flavour and aroma you simply can't match them.*