Romancing The Smoke: Reflections of a Nicotine Addict was written and illustrated by John Aaron. On Amazon and CreateSpace in paperback and Kindle ebook, and in fine bookstores, it explores the absurdist efforts to quit smoking on a planet full of marketing and cigarettes. Here you'll find global Nicotine News, important info not often covered by your local media. We laugh at tobacco even though it's not funny. RTS could well be a trail out of Nicotine Canyon. Twitter: @RomanceTheSmoke
While we thought we'd come a long way from WWII when GI's were issued packs of cigarettes with their gear, the Editors at Bloombergview.com found that some in Congress are still fighting for a soldier's right to smoke, as well as cheap and easy access. About one in four service people smoke, about 7% over the national average. RTS understands why a soldier would want to smoke; but does not encourage the habit, regardless of the situation. There are other ways to chill the stress.
The Chicago Dept. of Public Health and other advocacy groups have put together this anti-smoking campaign. This is quite the undertaking for a big city...never before done... their motto: Nobody Quits Like Chicago. Illinois also deserves kudos as Gov. Quinn signed into law a smoking ban across all state university campuses... ABC7Chicago.com: Chicago Begins Smoking Cessation Awareness Week