Decades of anti-tobacco lies go up in smoke

French may be the language of love, but it's how it's spoken that's gets me hot and bothered -- between long puffs of delicious, sweet-smelling tobacco. The French adore their smokes, and it's a proven fact that the average Parisian gal can sing the national anthem backwards without the cigarette falling out of her mouth.

That's irresistible to me, but share that opinion with anyone in the American mainstream and they'll have you fitted for a straightjacket faster than you can say "Excusez-moi." That's because these anti-tobacco nutjobs are hell bent on taking their war on smoking global -- and if you want proof, just check out the ridiculous media reaction to a recent report on global smoking rates.

The World Health Organization released a study on smoking rates by country, and the predictable anti-tobacco media bomb exploded worldwide. These brain dead reporters saved most of their venom for France, where about one-third of adults smoke -- that's about twice the smoking rate in the good old U.S. of A.

Oh, the outcry! Media outlets around the world blasted the French government for not stepping in, and even wondered if the "rebellious" French have a secret death wish! You would have thought the streets of Bordeaux were littered with the bodies of cancer-stricken mimes, coughing up chunks of baguette into their berets.

I haven't seen the world so worried about France since the SS were goose stepping through the Arc de Triomphe!

But here's something those raving reporters forgot to mention, and that the average health nut would rather bite off his own tongue than admit. The French outlive us on average by THREE YEARS! That's right, these French are puffing away like coal-powered freight trains, and their life expectancy is three years longer than ours.

And that's no anomaly. The U.S. is 35th in the world for life expectancy, and 86% of the countries that outlive us smoke more than we do. That's a FACT, but don't sit around waiting for the brainwashed media to admit it.

You can fool the media, and you can fool the population -- but you can't fool science and Mother Nature. And the science has shown us again and again that the nicotine in tobacco can help keep your brain sharp and could even help you ward off painful joint surgeries that are often the first step towards the grave for many older folks.

I've been smoking pure tobacco cigars for years, and I recommend them to anyone who will listen. If you want to keep your body and brain humming along well into your golden years, follow this short prescription, courtesy of the French.

Puff away, s'il vous plait.