August 22nd, 2015

dread

The undrug

Of all the substances I have abused, tobacco is the one that did me the most damage and never got me high. I quit 38 years ago, and ever since, I've been glad I don't have to do it anymore. Nevertheless, I will not join the collective ecstasy of sanctimony about the filthy weed, the pious hope that e-cigarettes can be found to harm people other than their abusers, and the effort to treat smoking as a thoughtcrime.