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Scene clearly without cigarette prop…

Smokers – People who claim that the more they fume, the less they fret.” (Found in 10,000 Jokes, Toasts and Stories, ed. L. & F. Copeland, Garden City Publishing, New York, 1946.)

There is some truth in this vintage witticism but that does not make it an argument (still being advanced today!) for smoking. You will get relief from a stressful situation simply by taking a break from it. The stressed-out smoker takes a “fag break” and for a minute or two may well fret less, but the salutary fact is that the cigarette is an unnecessary (and harmful) prop.