This being the day that many of us resolve to give up smoking, alcohol, fast food and more and perhaps take out a gym membership that lasts a month, I thought I would at least help the smokers on their way, by embedding a famous sketch from Irish comedian, Dave Allen.
Ironically, much of what he predicted about smoking has come to pass, although I doubt that he even imagined that one would have to leave Europe before one can light a cigarette in a public place!
Perhaps we should expect, in 2008 that the national police statistics will improve considerably after smoking convictions are included; on a par perhaps with burglary?
Equally strange appears to be the two public places that one can light-up are now Parliament and HM Prisons. Or am I wrong?
We'll see how long my own resolution to keep the attendance up at Hartsdown gym lasts, if at all!