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Leith on life: Addicted to nothing

That’s a casual cigarette, not a cigarette cigarette. Different thing.

By Sam Leith   March 2015

© Michael Dorausch

I don’t know why people make such a fuss about giving up smoking. It’s dead easy. I’ve done it dozens of times. In fact, I haven’t been a smoker smoker—you know, someone who buys a packet of 20—in a decade. This? This thing that’s smouldering in my hands, and whose 400-odd toxic substances I’m drawing deeply into my lungs? That’s a casual cigarette, not a cigarette cigarette. Different thing. If you persist, or if you’re unlucky, you only end up casually dead of it. Ho…

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