Here is a tale that would make you wonder whether to laugh or show pity on humankind. This occurred in one of the major hospitals here. An eminent young surgeon was conducting a thoracic operation. The patient had been smoking a pack a day for twenty years. The surgeon opened up the chest and looked at the lungs. While the normal lungs are pink what he saw was black and looked more like a blob of cow dung. This man, who had done so many operations could not tolerate the awful nauseating odour. Leaving the task to be continued by his assistants, he left the theatre.
Inside his room, he opened a bag, pulled out a packet and lit a cigarette; Inhaled and blew away a cloud of white smoke.