tobacco seriously damages health

warn the chief medical officers
of england wales northern ireland
and let us not be bitter
for after all the world's a tough place

and more people are killed by cars
than by bombs and bullets
and the fact that car accidents
are just what the name implies

that is accidents makes no difference
death is death is it not it's all the same
if I doze off at the wheel
and veer into your path or stalk you

with a rifle and blow your head off
from the shadows and no-one writes
thrilling songs about road-deaths
no-one strums guitars in smoky venues

to celebrate the latest blow for freedom
christ did i say smoky can't have that
smoking in stormont what an idea
give this poem a health warning quick

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