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Santorini, Cyclades | Greece (by Rui Pedro Vieira)

fullmoonpagan:loveforearth: Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra)
(photo by Lorenzo Shoubridge)

Europe and the Christian States in the East in 1142

Santorini, Greece via ting s,

Odda, Norway via dg-photography

Grund, Luxembourg via ichabodhides)

take me here.

An illustration of various Pulmonata (and one predator arthropod in the lower right), an informal group of snails and slugs characterized by the ability to breathe air, by virtue of having a pallial lung instead of a gill, or gills. Pulmonata was previously a formal taxon but lost its status as one in 2010. The group includes many land and freshwater families, and several marine families. Most species have a shell, but no operculum, although the group does also include several shell-less slugs. Pulmonates are hermaphroditic, and some groups possess love darts.
(illustration by H. Morin, from The Royal Natural History, 1893)
(via: Wikipedia)

St. Peter’s Basilica, Italy via bhawi

England bans public cigarette sales | The Guardian

Packets of cigarettes will disappear from the shelves of supermarkets in England on Friday and must stay hidden in closed cupboards, out of sight and – the government and campaigners hope – out of mind.
New legislation, aimed at reducing the temptation to smoke for children and young people, will require all large shops and supermarkets to scrap displays at the point of sale. Campaigners argue that these have become more visual, colourful and attractive as bans on other forms of advertising have closed down marketing opportunities for tobacco companies. 
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some background:

Smoking causes around 80,000 preventable deaths each year and costs the UK’s National Health Service $8 billion annually. source
England already has some of the strictest anti-smoking laws in the world. Advertising was banned in 2002, smoking was banned from pubs and restaurants in 2007 and graphic warnings were introduced to cigarette packets the following year. Cigarette vending machines were also outlawed from October last year. source

The messages they put on cigarettes these days are pretty funny. like “smoking can cause serous skin aging,” really? can you really only get ppl to quit by appealing to their aesthetic? death isn’t enough?

p-e-r-e-g-r-i-n-e: female adder (photo by danny green)