Tag: smoking

As Sick As Your Secret

first person testimony

I take the subway from Central Park West down to Brooklyn. I’m headed to a party that some old friends from college are having. These are my chique, New York friends who unintentionally make me feel like a country bumpkin. My winter coat didn’t look so boxy, and my boots didn’t seem that scuffed, until …

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Taking on Tobacco: Why People Keep Smoking

This article was originally published in the August 2006 issue of The Phoenix Spirit. Some numbers and reports about smoking may have since changed. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Smoking is bad for you. For more than 55 years, we’ve known that tobacco is bad for our health — so bad that …

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