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A prisoner in the Supremo Court at Wellington on Tuesday morning raid, in the course of a Tvritten statement., t'nat his only vice •was smoking. "J liavn yet to learn that smoking; is a vice,""commented the prc&idinfc judge. Mr Justice Kd-wards. "I admit," ho lidded with .1 Kniile, "that I have heard it dte-cribed xs a vice, hut there are m> many of ua addicted to the practice, intiiiding myself, that I certainly hesitate to say it is a vice." Like everything else, smoking might well become a vice; so might the u<vo of tea, hut the use of tobacco in moderation he could not look upon as -a. rice. He did: think, however, that it was vorv harmful to smoke cigarettes and inhaJW the .smoke, but there were reasonable ways of smoking.

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IS SMOKING A VICE?, Press, Volume LV, Issue 16709, 18 December 1919

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IS SMOKING A VICE? Press, Volume LV, Issue 16709, 18 December 1919

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