Despite the health warnings, some still cannot resist a cigarette.
Doctors will argue the only way to protect your health is to quit.
But if you must take a drag, a new report has found drinking a glass or two of red wine before lighting up can protect your blood vessels against some of the worst short term damages.
Red wine, with its high levels of phenol (a natural compound), stimulates the formation of nitric oxide, which rejuvenates coronary arteries.
But if I must I must. Two glasses of tinto instead of coffee it is then.