Did you see that 105 year old who put his health down to smoking and drinking? At least he said the trick was not to be too careful.
There were some good comments on it at the DM:
# The ironic thing is, when this wonderful gentleman finally meets his maker, the health zealots will record it as a smoking related death because he’s smoked more than 100 cigarettes in his lifetime. This is how they manipulate the statistics to ‘prove’ that tobacco is a ‘killer.’ Also, as 80% of people diagnosed with lung cancer last year were non-smokers, wouldn’t the £2.7 million spent on this latest anti-smoking campaign be better spent on actual cancer research aimed at the majority, instead of wasting it harassing the smoking minority?
# A friend of mine was advised that, if he looked after his health, it would give him an extra few years. Why?, he said, those last years are the worst!
Don’t we know this next one?
# OMG! An Ex-smoker who has lived a long life. Can anyone tell ASH and CRUK that their lies about 15 cigarettes killing you is just that – lies.- SadButMadLad, Burnley
I’m with those thoughts in spirit so best I don’t mention my mother dying of chronic bronchitis and my father of emphysema.