The main smoking related disease was coronary artery disease which accounted for a million deaths in the industrialised world and 670 000 in the developing countries. Then came lung cancer and chronic obstructive airways diseases such as bronchitis and emphysema. More than half of all these deaths occurred between the ages of 30 and 69.
What this means is that although tobacco is highly addictive to all, it may be more addictive to some than others. How does that help us? Not very much is the answer. My view is that the physical addiction to nicotine, although pretty strong, can be beaten in three weeks. The psychological addiction is somewhat harder to beat, but many have been successful there too. I recommend Allen Carr’s Easyway® which he has described in a couple of books and CD’s as it addresses the psychological addiction to smoking very well indeed.
Babies love Curry
It’s not only adults that like a good Chicken Korma these days, it’s children and babies too. We like to think of babies preferring mashed banana to curry but according to the great medical research centre, Sainsbury’s supermarket, this is not true anymore. Sainsbury’s did their own research over 10 years and found that the top selling baby foods were pretty exotic. For the record here are Sainsbury’s Top 10 selling baby foods: potato and lamb moussaka; vegetable, chicken and coconut korma; pasta stars and parmesan,; sweet potato, carrots and beef; rigatoni Napoli; vegetable noodle and chicken; lamb risotto and Hawaiin Chicken; spaghetti, tomatoes and mozzarella; banoffee pie and crème caramel. Favourite places for babies to eat out in London were The Savoy Grill and Claridges. (Just joking on the last point, but the rest of it is true 😉