Cancer drug breakthrough prompts man to get back on the fags


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NEWS of a breakthrough cancer treatment has prompted a man to light his first cigarette of the year. 

Tom Booker of Derby gave up smoking in December but is so thrilled by the news he has sworn to get back up to a pack a day.

He continued: “That kind of performance in a clinical trial absolutely deserves a tribute smoke.

“I’ve enjoyed not smoking – the other day, it was pissing it down and I just stayed in the pub – but it seems churlish for me to sit this out when they’re out there working so hard on my behalf.

“I’m sparking up this one for the boys in oncology. Thanks, lads. I’m sorry I ever lost faith in you.”

When told that the trial was still in very early stages, Booker vowed to personally boost funding for cancer research with the high tax on his tobacco.

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