Topic: smoking

Phillip Morris Bans Children Under 16 From Working In Tobacco Fields, 2014 Says ‘Way To Catch Up’

Phillip Morris Bans Children Under 16 From Working In Tobacco Fields, 2014 Says 'Way To Catch Up'

In general, I feel like what I know about the world and how it works is barely adequate, but I manage talk to other grown-ups without too much trouble. Other times I read something in the news and say, “Wait…didn’t we stop doing that about 100 years ago?” And that was how I felt this morning when I read that one of the largest tobacco companies has instituted a new ban preventing children under the age of 16 from working in their tobacco fields. More »

Baby Blues: I’m A Full-On Smoker Again And I’m Not Beating Myself Up About It

Baby Blues: I'm A Full-On Smoker Again And I'm Not Beating Myself Up About It

I am choosing to smoke again.

It’s strange wording it like that, because I’ve never felt like it was a choice before. When I first started smoking cigarettes in my early 20s, it just kind of happened — a cigarette here and there, usually at a bar, sometimes on the drive home from work. It evolved into a pack a day habit. Then I quit a month before getting pregnant with my daughter and remained an ex-smoker for nearly two years. More »

If You Get A Divorce You’ll Probably Turn Your Child Into A Smoker

If You Get A Divorce You'll Probably Turn Your Child Into A Smoker

A new study says children of divorced parents are more likely to smoke. I love all of the studies that show how much divorce ruins kids. I’m kidding. I really don’t. I know that divorce is traumatic – but coming from a household with divorced parents that stayed together way too long – I can’t help but think in many cases it’s the best choice for the child. More »

Anonymous Mom: I Hate That My Husband Smokes Pot

Anonymous Mom: I Hate That My Husband Smokes Pot

My husband and I have gone over this a million times. Sometimes he says he’s done, he’s just going to quit. But then he follows up with this self-indulgent request to “please be understanding if I’m not in the best mood for a few days.” I have heard that proclamation so many times it’s laughable. Now, whenever he says he’s quitting, I just stay quiet and continue with whatever I’m doing. More »

I Quit Smoking For My Kid But The Stress Of Parenting Her Has Me Smoking Again

I Quit Smoking For My Kid But The Stress Of Parenting Her Has Me Smoking Again

It’s 11 at night and my 10-month-old daughter won’t go to bed. My husband is preparing to sleep on the couch, yet again, so the baby and I can have the bed to ourselves. He’s been doing this for months now, and in turn, he’s been getting unbroken sleep —meaning he’s prone to Hulk syndrome, liable to morph into an unrecognizable mass of angry green husband at any given moment. This is one of those moments. Between our yelling and the baby’s crying, I’m genuinely shocked our neighbors haven’t called the police or CPS. More »