“Death cigarettes?»You must be joking!
Ann Fesyura meets Sergey Andryunin; a dedicated smoker who loyally puffs his own cigarettes called “Death”.
OK. So here are the facts. Theres Russian called Sergey Andryunin who was been smoking since he was eleven. Hes a chain smoker whos in love with smoking. He smokes nearly two or three packets a day, and already, at the age of thirty, has a weak chest. He was in hospital for six days when his lungs collapsed. “It was at that point that I did actually give up cigarettes for six month.” But he returned to his love. He wears black leather clothes and has boldness for classic Harley-Davidson motorbikes, which he has been riding for the past fifteen years. “Ive had about ten of them”, he says coolly.
So far, not a very remarkable life. But then one night in a nightclub, Sergey Andryunin had an idea. “Lets market a cigarette called “Death””, he said to a business partner.
“Its obvious ”, he explains to me. “When you take a packet of cigarettes out of your top pocket and put it on the bar in from of you, youre making a statement about yourself, exactly as you do with the clothes you wear, the music you like, and the newspaper you read. Youre saying, “These cigarettes are a part of me”.”
“So, if you take out a pocket of Benson and Hedges ” you say, “Im classy -gold packet -part of high society.” If you take out a packet of Marlboro, you say, “Im an outdoor type, I like wearing a cowboy hat and riding horses…”
“Now, if you produce a packet of “death” cigarettes”, he continues, producing a packet of “Death ” cigarettes to illustrate his point, “what you want to say about yourself of you smoke “Death ” cigarettes ” are about. Sergey Andryunin has been telling us about them since he started his Enlightened Tobacco Company (ETC).
Weve heard about the coffin- chapped machines in pubs and clubs. However, for anyone who has managed to avoid Sergeis publicity/ here goes. “Death cigarettes are for the smoker who wants to say”, “Yes, Im killings myself, but at least I know, and I smoke a brand which doesnt try to hide the fact”. “Death” cigarettes say, “Dont you dare tell me to stop!””
Sergey, now on his ninth cigarette of the interview, says he wants to expose the hypocrisy behind the tobacco industry. Governments cant afford to ban smoking because they receive huge amounts of money in tax. Tobacco companies try to improve their image by sponsoring sports events such as motor rallying, rugby, football and tennis, at waste “What everybody wants to forget is that smoking kills. Thats why Im here, to remind people that smoking and death are linked”.
Cigarettes in Russia are a 12 000 000 $ industry in which four companies control 95% of the market.
Personally? I have a very different opinion as to why so few people choose to smoke a brand of cigarette called “death”. Sergei Andryunin has misunderstood human, psychology. Of course smokers know that their habit is probably going to kill them, but they prefer not to fink about it. The only people who are going to smoke his cigarettes are people like himself.
I finally started to warm to this character Sergei Andryunin. It was the end of the interview, and the number of bag ends in the ashtray had increased to fifteen.
Perhaps he had something important to say after all. Not just, “Hey, everybody! Look at me! Im weird and I killing myself!”
Quotations about smoking
- “Out of a thousand smokers of 20 cigarettes a day, one will be murdered, six will be killed on the roads, and about 130 will die prematurely because of their smoking.”
- “I have every sympathy with the man who was so horrified by what he had read about the effects of smoking that he gave up reading.”
- “If you decide to give up smoking and drinking, you dont actually live longer; it just seems longer.”
- “Teenagers begin to smoke because they think its cool and because they think they look grown-up. The cigarette is a symbol of defiance and an attack an authority.”
- Ann, you are one of the A-student of our group, and so Id like to ask you some questions.
- Do you think that is difficult to study at our university, do we have complicated program?
- No. I dont think our program is too difficult. You study hard every day you will manage with everything.
- What is the hardest subject for you?
- I dont really know, its not easy to say. But I think its literature. I just dont have much time for reading because I have to sleep for get a lot of time. ? Dont sleep for a different interval of time -? Bad. And to sleep as a Tarnopolsky've said for 2 hours? Just cant.
- How do you think what should be changed to make your studding more easy?
- I think it has been extended for a longer period of time. But it will be probably not help and well just learn more.
- How much time does it take you? And do you have enough time for private life?
- I spend approximately 3-4 hours a day. And I try to share out time both for my studies and for my private life.
- Everyone knows the holiday of St. Valentines day and different people treat this holiday in different ways and what does this holiday means for you?
- I Dow this holiday and I consider it ever to be necessary. Some people are very shy can coffin is love only with the help of Valentine Cards. It is very pleasant to see in streets so many people, who are in love with each other. And that day I understand that there is a really life on our earth.
- It will be another holiday soon «the 8th of May». What does this holiday mean to do?
- For me New Year begins not in a winter but in spring. I? That with the end of winter my previous life remains in past and with this holiday my new life begins. And I also like that everyone congratulate woman at this holiday.
- And for the conclusion what would you like to advice and say to your friends?
- I wish everyone good luck. If you have luck, then everything goes on well in your life.
- Thank you Ann for this interesting interview. Goodbye.
- You are welcome. Bye
Written by Lyuda Trifonova
What would you like to change in our University?
A. The system of education 4%
B. Teachers 12%
C. To make students cultural life more interesting and active. 84%
So, as you see most students of our university, think that we dont have interesting students life.
I think that our entire first course must go together do some trip in order to know cache other better, we must also have more performances and meeting of creditors.
But, from the others hand we must be happy that almost everybody is satisfied with their teachers and education.
We all know that Kate Meqeriska and Alice had a birthday party last month.
So, from all our group Id like to wish them good luck in all their beginnings to stay as creative and intelelgent people as they are adn to be the example for our group.
“The 23d of February”
As we all know we used to celebrate this day as a day of “Soviet Army”. This Holiday came to us from Russia and so our government cansceled selebrating this holiday. But we didnt stop celebrating it and weve just renaimed this holiday to the holiday of Men.
We wish all men to remain real gentlmen and to protect women.
Written by Lyuda Trifonova
" Смертельные сигареты? " Вы должны шутить!
Энн Фесюра встречает(выполняет) Sergey Andryunin; посвященный курильщик, кто лояльно пыхтит его собственные сигареты по имени "Смерть".
ХОРОШО. Так что вот - факты. Есть Русский по имени Sergey Andryunin, кто, куря, так как ему было одиннадцать. Он - курильщик цепи, кто влюблен в курения. Он курит почти две или три пачки в день, и уже, в возрасте тридцать, имеет слабую грудь(сундук). Он был в больнице в течение шести дней, когда его легкие разрушились. " Именно в том пункте(точке) я фактически уступал сигаретам для шести-месячного. " Но он возвратился к его любви. Он носит черную кожаную одежду и имеет смелость для мотоциклов классика Харлей-давидсона, на которых он ехал в течение прошлых пятнадцати лет. " Я имел приблизительно десять из них ", он говорит прохладно.
Пока, не очень замечательная жизнь. Но тогда одной ночью в ночном клубе, Sergey Andryunin имел идею. " Давайте рынок сигарета, называемая " Смерть " ", он сказал деловому партнеру.
" Это очевидно ", он объясняет мне. " Когда Вы берете пачку сигарет из вашего высшего кармана и помещаете это в брусок(бар) в от Вас, Вы делаете утверждение(заявление) о вас непосредственно, точно поскольку Вы делаете с одеждой, Вы носите, музыка, которую Вы любите, и газета, которую Вы читаете. Вы говорите, " Эти сигареты - часть меня "."
" Так, если Вы забираете карман Benson и Преград " Вы говорите, " я классный - золотая пачка - часть высокого общества. " Если Вы забираете пачку Marlboro, Вы говорите, " я - наружный тип, я люблю носить шляпу ковбоя и верховых лошадей ‹ "
" Теперь, если Вы производите пачку " смертельные "сигареты", он продолжает, производя пачку "Смертельных" сигарет иллюстрировать его пункт(точку), ", что Вы хотите говорить о вас непосредственно Вас, дым " Смертельные "сигареты" - о. Sergey Andryunin сообщил нам о них, так как он начал его Просвещенную Компанию Табака (И Т.Д).
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