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.
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.
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

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

smoking
Warning: This article was written under the duress of quitting smoking, so expect strong language, inflammatory accusations, and easily provoked crying.
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

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.
ecigarettes
I've written about my longstanding love of nicotine before. Well, here's my healthy-ass update.
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

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

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.
addiction
On cigarette substitutes, reverse peer pressure, and dating a smoker while you're quitting.
smoking
"Are you for or against this Somewhere Over the Rainbow stuff?"
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.
addiction
aaron carter
You might be wondering why we are interviewing Aaron Carter, of all people, and the answer is that Cat wanted to!