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Sunday, 28 April 2013

Smoking - lest we forget....we live on an alien planet now.

We forget about smoking and how part of life it was. Smokers are treated like lepers now.Read Tom's story. Who people were, their value in society and what they did is of no importance except that they smoke.

Once, life was lived by smokers as successfully as any other life. Smoking did not always kill. It did not kill half of those who smoked. Anti Tobacco have made smoking more harmful than it could be. We must not forget that.

 Britain's 'oldest smoker' dies after puffing on cigarettes for 95 years
 The great-great grandmother, who loved a good party, took her first puff aged seven, just after the First World War started.
Winnie Langley had already cut down from her five-a-day habit to just one cigarette last year because of the credit crunch: Britain's 'oldest smoker' dies after puffing on cigarettes for 95 years
Winnie Langley had already cut down from her five-a-day habit to just one cigarette last year because of the credit crunch
Throughout her life it is thought the defiant OAP, who outlived her husband, son and all of her 10 stepchildren, smoked more than 170,000 cigarettes.
Mrs Langley, who made headlines at her 100th birthday after being photographed lighting a cigarette with a candle, began smoking to calm her nerves during the war.
The pensioner, of New Addington, Croydon, south London, was recently persuaded to give up her habit due to her failing eyesight after she could not see the end of a match.

Smoking secrets of oldest man


Smoker: Sek Yi
A Cambodian tiger hunter said to be the world's oldest man has died at the age of 122, according to his relatives. Sek Yi, who was also a martial arts expert, attributed his longevity and that of his 108-year-old wife Long Ouk, to smoking and the power of prayer.In an interview a few days before his death, he said: "When I was young I used to chew betel, but people made fun of me saying I was like a woman, so I took up smoking."

I think they were happy. They weren't thinking "Smoking is killing me" all the time.

Here is Churchill - an important man - a leper now. But lest we forget - he was a smoker.



Pity about the missing cigar - it would have been more honest.