If God wanted me to smoke He would have put a chimney in my head.
Years of gasping for a smoke
Till like a frog my voice did croak.
I kicked the habit. Saw the joke.
(And now detest the smell of smoke).
N was my friend! "I've stopped!" he said.
Death took both legs, and then the bloke.
Many youngsters do not realize that smoking can cause many debilitating and dangerous illnesses and diseases apart from lung cancer.
To address the statistic of shame, the government is considering a ban on smoking in bars and cafes. This, unfortunately, may take some time.
Not very long ago laws were supposedly brought in which resulted in customers being segregated into smokers and non-smokers and there was much expenditure on adapting premises.
However, these so-called laws quickly became something of a joke and were in the main blatantly ignored.
I can recall, for example, watching a football match on TV in the so-called No Smoking section of a pub, when a dozen men entered the room and started smoking. The landlord was quickly there to remove the offending No Smoking signs and distribute the ashtrays.
There used to be a joke on the English language radio station FM4:
To those who say Austria always lags behind, we say that we are now on your heels.
Sadly, the poem tells a true story.
'Rest in peace' NP.