"Tobacco is a stinking weed
It was the Devil sow'd the seed,
It drains the purse & fouls the clothes,
And makes a chimney of the nose."
From Sleeper by Woody Allen
WELL, HE'S FULLY RECOVERED,
EXCEPT FOR A FEW
HAS HE ASKED
FOR ANYTHING SPECIAL ?
YES, THIS MORNING
FOR BREAKFAST HE REQUESTED SOMETHING
CALLED WHEAT GERM, ORGANIC HONEY
AND TIGER'S MILK.
OH, YES. THOSE WERE
THE CHARMED SUBSTANCES...
THAT SOME YEARS AGO
WERE FELT TO CONTAIN
THERE WAS NO DEEP FAT ? NO STEAK OR CREAM PIES
OR HOT FUDGE ?
THOSE WERE THOUGHT
TO BE UNHEALTHY, PRECISELY THE OPPOSITE
OF WHAT WE NOW KNOW TO BE TRUE.
HERE. YOU SMOKE THIS, AND
BE SURE YOU GET THE SMOKE
DEEP DOWN INTO YOUR LUNGS.
I DON'T SMOKE.
IT'S TOBACCO. IT'S ONE OF THE HEALTHIEST
THINGS FOR YOUR BODY.
NOW GO AHEAD. YOU NEED ALL THE STRENGTH
YOU CAN GET.
Suppose Sleeper was correct. You wake up tomorrow only to learn the smoke vigilantes are wrong, not only is smoking good for you, it's cool too.
How long before you too light up?