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Jack Bettridge

Saved By The Cigar

Posted: Jul 8, 2008 3:56pm ET
Here’s a novel form of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

Apparently, when Pablo Picasso was born in 1881, he wasn’t breathing and the midwife gave him up as stillborn. A quick-thinking and cigar-smoking uncle had other ideas, however. He leaned over and blew smoke into young Pablo’s face, causing him to cry and, so, breathe deeply.

Mention that next time someone harangues you about health concerns and cigars. This is one case where a cigar saved a life and made the world safe for those crazy paintings of women with two noses and their eyes pointing in different directions.

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martin wysocki — Houston, Texas —  July 9, 2008 12:10pm ET

2 Comments: Here is proof that second hand smoke is a good thing and 2)perhaps Pablo would not have cried but laughed and smiled if his uncle had been smoking a better cigar.Marty WysockiHouston

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