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Thread #162452   Message #3867418
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
21-Jul-17 - 12:12 AM
Thread Name: cigs and e-ecigs in the folk scene
Subject: RE: cigs and e-ecigs in the folk scene
While we are on this subject, 20 years ago, a friend of mine in his early 30s...
A very popular pin-up handsome guitarist in an East London rock covers band.
He was a non smoker.
Just about every one else in the band, pubs, & parties were heavy smokers... [me included to a lesser extent - if you can't beat 'em, join 'em]

He was suddenly diagnosed with throat cancer, and dead within a few weeks.

His funeral was the last time I ever smoked anything.

At the pub wake, a bunch of us sat round a table smoking and looked at each other and spontaneously agreed...

"This is the last cigarette"

Don't know about the others, I lost touch with them 15 years ago.

But I stuck permanently to that vow.