No, you got it right. I’ve practiced that particular wisdom for 45 years now and am in better health than most of my contemporaries. Fact.
I’ve come to believe seriously that most medical “studies” are horse manure designed to increase, not decrease, the numbers of patients for the croakers. Remember “don’t eat butter, eat margarine.”? They dispense advice that kills people and never even act the least bit apologetic when later demonstrated to be wrong.
As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself,
it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep
and never to refrain when awake.
- 70th birthday speech