Oh, bit plush up here .......... *distracted look around*
This weekend I spoke with a friend who gave up 31 years ago (first pregnancy, never took it up again, though at times still misses it).
Friend mentioned how she went to her doctor recently and part of the usual questions asked/going over history, was
Q: Do you smoke? - A: No
Q: Did you smoke? - A: Yes
Q: How long ago did you stop? - A: 31 Years.
Result - 'Ex smoker' and then almost as an afterthought (of 31 years) entered for her.
Her doc assured her that irrespective of how long ago she last smoked or her age, her medical notes will always classify her as an ex smoker and never a non smoker. She wasn't really surprised at this but just a little peeved.
Any one else come across this?