self tanners
Breathe, take a piece of gum or mint, breathe, put on X Rihanna song, breathe, put on chapstick, breathe, put on lip gloss. Repeat as necessary. And suddenly, you’re six months without a cigarette.
health
It isn’t the taste and it isn’t the smell of smoking. For me, it’s a whole hell of a lot of memories.
in

Apr 16, 2014 at 11:00am | 88 comments

ecigarettes
I've written about my longstanding love of nicotine before. Well, here's my healthy-ass update.
smoking
Does my one cigarette per month truly shove me into the same category as the woman lying in a hospital bed, speaking through a tube, talking about how she lost her left foot from smoking? I’m not a doctor, but I don’t think so.
shoppables
Also, if I didn’t stop NOW when would I? I’m only getting uglier and smellier and cancerier.
in

Jan 30, 2014 at 3:00pm | 245 comments

insurance
Contrary to popular belief, fatness does NOT automatically imply poor health and should not be a discriminating factor to consider when supplying a person with insurance anyway.
smoking
Warning: This article was written under the duress of quitting smoking, so expect strong language, inflammatory accusations, and easily provoked crying.
quitting smoking
It feels like I just broke up with an abusive boyfriend after a four-year relationship and now must move on, minus the awesome break-up sex.
smoking
When I look back and try to pinpoint the things that made me susceptible to smoking, I can never bring myself to fully acknowledge that the media I inhaled during my formative years must have left a mark.
in

Dec 17, 2012 at 11:30am | 78 comments

smoking
"Are you for or against this Somewhere Over the Rainbow stuff?"
cigarettes
I smoke because of this stupid aching dumb hole for love inside of me. I need to quit. But I don't know if I can right now.
in

Oct 11, 2012 at 9:00am | 179 comments

quitting smoking
I've loved cigarettes since I was 13, and this is the only way to really quit for good.
in

Aug 7, 2012 at 2:00pm | 269 comments

addiction
On cigarette substitutes, reverse peer pressure, and dating a smoker while you're quitting.
addiction
Smoking addiction is hard to explain to people who haven’t experienced it, but it’s sort of like this: Cigarettes are my passport out of awkward conversations, my built-in break from work, my digestive aid, my antidepressant, and my cure for boredom.
aaron carter
You might be wondering why we are interviewing Aaron Carter, of all people, and the answer is that Cat wanted to!
addiction