by Sara Mead
Via AP, the Finnish government is considering a ban on candy cigarettes and licorice pipes, on the grounds they may encourage youth smoking. I’m not sure I buy this. In any case, I did see licorice pipes in a number of stores and markets we visited in Finland, and even taking into account that I’m a.) a candy lover, and b.) a particular fan of black licorice, they looked utterly unappealing to me.