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Pipe dreamer

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2236 (Published 12 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2236

Beware of Tobacco

Tobacco, an addictive substance, creates the euphoria of easy breathing and
the sickness of suffocation. The euphoria of easy breathing and the sickness of
suffocation reinforce each other: the euphoria blinds you to the sickness; and
the sickness makes you crave the euphoria. Ironically, tobacco creates and
aggravates the very sickness it seems to cure.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

20 November 2008
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA