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Smoking is more hassle than it’s worth

8 October 2022

9:00 AM

8 October 2022

9:00 AM

I gave up smoking one year ago this week, as part of a series of pitiful capitulations to the forces of coercive conformity. As far as I see it, the path to the grave is lined with compromise after compromise until, at the moment of the final rattle, one has become a travesty, physically and spiritually, of the person one used to be.

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