Off to Smoky-Drinky this evening.
I see Nick the Clegg has finally stopped smoking. Note that he did it with no patches, no gum and no withdrawal synptoms. Yet he is fully on board with the 'it's as addictive as cocaine' nonsense.
Everyone I know who stopped smoking and who stayed stopped, did it that way. One day they just decided they didn't want to do it any more. Smoking is a choice, as is stopping. When you make that choice yourself, it's no problem. The 'hard to stop' stuff comes from other people trying to make your choice for you.
Some ex-smokers become born-again nonsmokers and they are the most antismoking of the lot. I suspect Clegg will join their ranks because he was really one of their number even while he was smoking.
Four a day involve almost no increased risk of anything. Compared to this, four smokes a day is positively healthy. I know the amounts involved are trivial but - no safe level, remember. Either that's true or it isn't, so which will our government choose?
Anyway, time to go to the New Pub for an evening in the warm. Smoking.