Re: CHAT: Smokes was Re: CHAT: postcodes
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 24, 2002, 16:10|
Jan van Steenbergen wrote:
(Padraic Brown wrote):
>> When they're ready, I can recommend an excellent
>> otolaryngology surgeon.I'll keep that in mind........
>Oh dear! I am quite a heavy smoker myself. Mostly French tobacco, sometimesa
>cigar and rarely a pipe. Am I the only one here?
>On the other hand, I (almost) don't drink, except for huge amounts of milkand
Hi ho! Cough cough! A fellow addict. (Also as regards coffee and milk-- and
I do like a cocktail or two before dinner, and wine with.) And as Mark
Twain said, "Stopping smoking is easy-- I've done it hundreds of times."
At a party recently, there was a hard-core of 5 smokers (out of 40 or so
people); it was outdoors, so no-one really complained. With the onset of
winter, it becomes a problem for us. One of the reasons my sister refuses
to leave Florida (which she dislikes) is that restaurants often have outdoor
tables, where one can smoke.
>It could be a nice subject for a poll. After all, if beardedness can be an
>item, why not smoking?
I suspect a poll ought be differentiate between Americans and Europeans;
it's my impression that you-all haven't become quite as publicly paranoid
about the matter as we have.