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Knowing when to quit

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k350 (Published 25 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k350

Beware of Addiction

Linking addiction with affliction, and craving with raving, addiction is a poison pill that makes us ill with sinister sequelae that go right to our belly, turn our mind to jelly, and make us silly willy-nilly.*

*Craving is the hallmark of addiction, and the most common addictions are a slippery slope of sugar, honey, chocolate, vanilla, cola, coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. The best way to quit alcohol, tobacco, and drugs is to quit sugar, honey, chocolate, vanilla, and cola. The sweet treats of childhood are the bedrock of deadly, adult addictions.

Competing interests: No competing interests

25 January 2018
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA