250 ways to help cut down smoking
I RECENTLY read a report concerning cigarettes not being easy to give up, so I would like to inform smoking readers of a way to do it.
I have rolled cigarettes for myself and my wife for 50 years now and guess what? On the day before my birthday on January 30, my wife said to me “Dave, let’s give up smoking, don’t buy any more tobacco when we have finished this packet.” I have been smoking 50 per day for most of my life now, but I agreed to do as my wife told me.
The next morning on my birthday we had enough tobacco to roll one cigarette so we shared it and she said “that’s it, no more”.
Anyway, guess what? Two hours later she said “Dave, go and buy some tobacco, I’m gasping!”
So I went up to the shop and bought her a large pack of tobacco and placed it on the table back home and I spent the next two hours rolling cigarettes up for her and I rolled up 250 in the end. And guess what? It didn’t even encourage me to have one and I haven’t smoked a single cigarette now for 10 months and I am not even gasping for one!
But I will tell readers how to do it. I put three filter tips in each cigarette and just had a quick smoke, I think that this idea cut down the nicotine, which is why I have found it so easy. My wife has cut down to just 10 per day now as well. So all you smokers out there why not have a go at it? It could save you a lot of money! David Jeffries, Redditch carnage of our trees also has an effect on the air that we breathe, yet we have a council cutting down our trees while trying to punish motorists for air pollution.
As for the cycle lanes, I am completely lost as to how they are going to be safe or even practical.
So Mike, I am with you on this; another bewildered Brummie left scratching his head and just wondering why do we ever let these people run our city? S T Vaughan, Yardley Wood copy of at least one Christmas album and that is all you need really.
Even the John Lewis advert have used the same song a couple of times in the last few years or so with Ellie Goulding and now Elton John singing Your Song.
You would think that by now, with all of the singersongwriters about today, they could come up with a brand new Christmas album full of original songs.
But I will not be holding my breath as we all enjoy the old songs anyway and it would not really be the Christmas that we know if we didn’t hear them as we do our shopping and watch TV. sight. I realise there is more to life than eavesdropping on the world but at the same time it is great to be able to hear the wind in the trees and the whistle of the birds ( feathered variety) and to be able to turn the volume down on noisy, intrusive political blowhards and to be able to converse with the people that count without cupping my ears.
I would urge people with hearing problems to seek advice and join the world of sounds. It makes sense to use your senses. Geoff Partridge, Rubery
Autumn landscape, Arley Arboretum, Worcestershire, by Christopher Price