DJ Mac recently posted about smoking, recovery and mortality: There’s not a lot of acknowledgement of the cruelest of ironies: that people in recovery from alcohol and other drug dependence will still die of addiction-related disease. The fact is that about one in two of them will develop fatal pathology like cancer or heart disease because … Continue reading Smoking, recovery and mortality
But now a new threat is emerging. The use of e-cigarettes is rising rapidly, with teenagers a key target of marketing efforts. “Vaping” is making smoking acceptable—even cool—once again as the tobacco industry returns to its old ways, putting e-cigarette commercials back on the airwaves for the first time since the 1970s. Right now, e-cigarettes … Continue reading A new smoking culture?
On blame and illness: After Linnea Duff learned at age 45 that she had developed lung cancer, she practically encouraged people to ask if she had ever smoked. But in the eight years since, her feelings have soured considerably on the too-frequent question, and she’s developed an acute sense of solidarity with fellow … Continue reading Blame and illness