Tuesday, August 28, 2007

For Winnie

Hats off to Winnie! Pity she doesn't mention her alcohol intake - she looks to me like a dame who's not averse to a tipple...


  1. Is that Winnie taking fags off soldiers at Croydon station around 1917? What a girl! 5 a day, consistently, through 93 years? By 1940 she must have added at least four pipes of old shag to supplement the fags? A girl could get through one war on 5 a day, but two? Surely not.

  2. IIRC, 5-a-day is something of a magic number for smoking. All other things being equal, someone who smokes 5 or less has no greater risk of developing problems down the road than a non-smoker. The problem for most people who smoke is that 5 is almost never enough.