Quietly going about their business but such a pity some smoke too.

Doing it quietly is not always the case arriving at that pinnacle of bliss, but there are somethings you just cant change and one of them is that human beings like making babies, so it is nice to know the majority of us are quietly going about the business of keeping the human race going, and it seems those who are leading the charge are women in western Sydney the city's true heartland.
Now this is good for the economy and-more importantly-good for brothers and sisters. It's not scandalous or outrageous but behind closed doors across Sydney little miracles are being made every day.
Unfortunately some women are making headlines for the wrong reasons, I suppose you might say this is a spin off from a former post of mine "Kiss a non smoker and taste the difference"(Archives March 23-05). Most intelligent people who smoke are probably aware that smoking for the first thirty years of your adult life will reduce your life expectancy by up to ten years and also reduce hanky panky within the boudoir considerably too. those who have stopped puffing will tell you I must have been nuts not to have packed it in long ago. However, it is sad when the habits of mothers who smoke will in turn give their unborn child a legacy of lung and breathing problems to deal with for the rest of their lives. I am reliably informed that around twenty per cent of pregnant women continue to smoke during pregnancy against strong advice from health authorities. I say it should be mandatory by law for women to stop smoking during pregnancy and measures taken to forcibly isolate them from tobacco products in order to guarantee the optimum health of the new baby.

Thirty two years ago just prior to Christmas I was suffering from a severe bout of colley wobbles-an undefined medical problem which was giving me a few bad moments with ongoing pain. In the wash up the Doc informed me I would be dead within three months if I did not cease smoking. From that moment on for me fags were a thing of the past, I had too much to live for, my health improved and gave me more powers within the boudoir.
However, I still believe that the Doctor was a lying sod, but I had litte time to Question his wisdom.


It isn't only the mother smoking which causes problems. If she gives up and others in the household continue to smoke the baby is likely to have respiratory issues. I suspect smoking would be illegal if it wasn't so profitable for governments.
Edward Jones. said…
Good Morning Les. Nice to see you are well and posting. Read your column every day. I am waiting for a coach to pick me up and take me to Weymouth for a five day break. Its raining so looks like a wet trip. My lady friend called off yesterday with illness. Got an ex matelot to come with me. Have been on trips on my own before and it is lonely when everyone else is having a good time. Edward Jones sturdee 183
Vest said…
E C. I have always suspected an ulterior motive on the part of any form of Govt. where stopping the deadly smoking problem is concerned. loss of tax, a sooner than later pension saving from dopey smokers conking out earlier than the norm.
Vest said…
Edward. So you have a lady friend' You sly old dog. Who is your nautical mate an ex shipmate?.Yes Ed I have only recently returned to blogging it suddenly went down hill when I lost My dear Rosemary. I hope you are enjoying your trip to Weymouth, I recall many pleasurable moment in Weymouth. Les. No 117, 6 Coy Tyrwhitt. WNTS
Vest said…
For those unaware the previous comment came from a friend who i have been writing to for many years. who was a student at the same nautical school as l; only five years after I left in 1942.
There I learned the difference between Heaven and Hell. Heaven Being the two three week holidays away from the school.
Anonymous said…
Take care of your health...

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