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Jennifer Tracey | 05:40 UK time, Saturday, 6 February 2010

Lighten up?

The news that the government aims to halve the number of people smoking in England by 2020 prompted listener Mo Hutchinson to write:

"In the mid-70s I was admitted to hospital for 3 weeks bed-rest. As I was escorted to my bed an anxious-to-please nurse asked if there was anything she could get me. I said I'd like an ashtray if it wasn't too much trouble.

Back she duly came with said ashtray and I got through 20 fags a day while lying on the bed - no mean feat. Now I am off to get up close and personal with a group of strangers huddling around a patio heater in the lashing rain and storm force gales - that will probably do for me."

Mmm. Things were different back then Mo... but we like the idea of making a programme about your smoking stories.

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