Oh and your last bit Capn' (re: smoking and asmtha)... The corruption of facts is just unbelievable......I went to school between 1961 and 1972 (got completely bored by the time I was 16). During that time, there was ONE boy who had asmtha...ONE... And he died, when he was around 1, I still miss him. When I first recalled that little story, my youngest daughter was about 15, and she reported that there were at least 8 in her class with asmtha (and steroid puffers).Another totally unrelated factoid might be that smoking (in those days) was almost compulsory... ...Teachers used to smoke in the corridors and playgrounds, both parents would smoke (usually at home or work) while you were WALKING to school on your own, or with a couple of mates. The trains and buses were full of smoke, and parents were probably smoking in bed and wondering why they only had 10 kids... (must be the lowered fertility :) )..And so on.