ReTRIeVIA

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How to give up smoking

Lately a number of scary advertisements on the dangers of smoking appeared on TV and in the newspapers. I know most smokers would like to quit smoking but it is very difficult to do so.

How hard it is may be gauged by the old joke, attributed to the humorist Danny Kaye, which goes like this:
‘ How to give up smoking?
Why, it’s easy!
In fact, I have done it hundreds of times!’

Another bit of (sick) humourwarning of the dangers of smoking is labeled as ‘The shortest and saddest story in the world’ and goes like this:
Title: A Short and Sad Life Story
Chapter 1: Cigarettes
Chapter 2: Coughin’
Chapter 3: Coffin.

If I have offended anybody (friends who smoke?) with this bit of re-trievia, I ‘mintamaaf’ .

Re-trievia recalled: Excerpts from Year 2000
Tan Wee Kiat

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Written by Ivan Chew

21 September, 2007 at 9:38 pm

Posted in Year 2000

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