My mother had six sons, all of whom smoked and my father too. She used to drink full cream milk, we had fish and chips once a week and one of her favorite foods was a dripping sandwich. She had no car or washing machine, no video or computer, but she loved gardening. She was always busy and lived to be 91. I suppose if she hadn't been a passive smoker for years and had not eaten fatty foods, she might have lived to a ripe old age. I know a man who has also led an active life but has smoked for 70 years. He is only 83 and I hope he doesn't die young like my mother. I understand Churchill once said, "there are lies, damn lies and statistics." Is there any substance or food which isn't in some way bad for our health?