About me
Archive
About me

Weekend read: I’m a smoker who doesn’t smoke

This week, I’ve chosen a great Comment is Free article by Victoria Coren, outlining her experience of giving up smoking. I think it’s instructive both for Public Health people like me, and probably to some degree for smokers.

The great draw-quote for me was this: “People would point out the health risks (as though they might not have occurred to me, despite most of my family dying from cancer), without understanding that the health risks didn’t matter because I cared more about smoking than I did about living.”

It’s well worth a read!

This 1,778th post was filed under: Weekend Reads.

Some recently published posts

The Tyne Pedestrian and Cycle Tunnels: eight years on / January 2020, 8 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / January 2020, 7 minutes long

Faber Stories / December 2019, 4 minutes long

My favourite books of 2016 / December 2019, 26 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / December 2019, 12 minutes long

Some random old posts

How the world heard the grim news / January 2005, Less than a minute long

West Wing axed / January 2006, 1 minute long

Wonga is the symptom, not the problem / November 2013, 1 minute long

Knowledge and understanding / April 2019, 7 minutes long

Breaking news: Cure for hiccups discovered / October 2006, Less than a minute long

More Labour Spam / March 2005, 5 minutes long


Comments and responses

No comments or responses to this post have been published yet.

Compose a new comment



Comment

You may use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> .

If you would like to display a profile picture beside your comment, sign up for Gravatar, and enter your email address above.

By submitting your comment, you confirm that it conforms to the site's comment policy. Comments are subject to both automatic and human moderation, and may take some time to appear.



The content of this site is copyright protected by a Creative Commons License, with some rights reserved. All trademarks, images and logos remain the property of their respective owners. The accuracy of information on this site is in no way guaranteed. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author. No responsibility can be accepted for any loss or damage caused by reliance on the information provided by this site. This site uses cookies - click here for more information.