ROBIN WARSHAW

Writer | Ghostwriter

Are You Really Not a Smoker?

February 15, 2014

Tags: smoking, anti-smoking campaign, quitting tobacco, nonsmoker

It's easy to identify smokers, huddled in little outcast knots in office parking lots or near entrances to shopping centers or restaurants. Doctors also have an easy way to find out if you're a smoker: with a yes-no check off box on the standard form you complete when you arrive for many medical appointments.

So you either are, or are not, a smoker. It's simple.

Unless, like almost 400,000 Californians in a recent study, you smoke but don't consider yourself a smoker. (more…)