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ADDICTION INCORPORATED is sssssmokin'

Article: ADDICTION INCORPORATED is sssssmokin'

When I was a pale young thing growing up in Brooklyn, cigarettes were extremely alluring. Movie stars glamorously smoked them on the big screen, people elegantly puffed away on them in airplanes, and classy New York restaurants saw chain smoking as the height of sophistication. Taking my cue from all the hype, I once snuck into the cellar as a kid and took two hits off a Parliament I’d gotten my hands on, then filled the room with Wizard to make sure there was no trace left of my incredibly intoxicating indiscretion. All while coughing and choking my guts out.

Jump ahead a whole bunch of decades and it’s lucky I never had an addictive personality because I haven’t touched a cigarette since then, and by now that kind of thing would be considered the devil’s work! It’s unhealthy, uncouth, and all around unpopular.

Naked News: Smoking & ED, obesity & the pill, Utah & gay marriage

Article: Naked News: Smoking & ED, obesity & the pill, Utah & gay marriage

As if you needed another reason to quit, research shows that smoking drastically increases the chances of erectile dysfunction.
Obesity, on the other hand, gets a free pass in the birth control department: Contrary to what was previously thought, obesity does not lower the effectiveness of the birth control pill.

You Gotta Have Another: Every smoking scene in Mad Men

Article: You Gotta Have Another: Every smoking scene in Mad Men

Whirled, a nifty looking creative ad agency in San Fran compiled every smoking scene in Mad Men, seasons 1 through 3 (total of 39 episodes), into a single YouTube video that will leave us non-smokers feeling nauseous. This video will have one of two results. This repetitious, perfunctory and seemingly pointless act of inhaling smoke…

Fun Facts from a Certified Cynic

Article: Fun Facts from a Certified Cynic

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (left). Justice nominees should henceforth be determined on how well their poker face holds when boredom ensues. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Aha! So finally Mercury got the hell out of retrograde — and miraculously all my phones, tv, electronica and communications issues were solved! Seriously. I was having…

France finally shocked by something: anti-smoking ad

Article: France finally shocked by something: anti-smoking ad

The slogan for the above anti-smoking ad currently running in France reads “Smoking means being a slave to tobacco.” Despite promoting a universally recognized good cause — getting kids to stop smoking — the ad has managed to piss off pretty much everyone. And this is in France, where the words “sex” and “scandal” (or, rather, their French equivalents) rarely appear in newspaper headlines together.