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.
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.
Smoker: Sek Yi
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.