Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

slow and painful death

Carl Bosch is just looking for a little honesty. And sometimes he finds it.

Lifestyle Diseases Make Global Health Promotion More Difficult Than Ever


Top health risks include cigarettes, booze and being overweight. But who has the power to deal with this very 21st-century problem?

33 Reasons Why This Dad Is Quitting Smoking

33 Reasons Why This Dad Is Quitting Smoking

Husband and father Nick Geurts has assembled a list of reasons why he can’t justify smoking any longer.

Have Yourself A Tacky Christmas: A Carton of Smokes

smokes detail

It was a banner year at the old Bender family. Smoke up, Johnny.

Why Banning Transfats is Confusing

trans fats

Why pick those 7,000 lives to save?

Dear John: She Wants Him To Have An Affair


A chronic illness prompts a proposal for an affair, a girlfriend who won’t quit smoking, and a friend who stole a work project.

I Played Prison Football and Lived to Write This


A new section of grass opened up an invitation to play some Yard football.

Her Feet of Clay

beauty worship, objectification, psychology of beauty, dating, sex

“We all judge people on their looks. Some of us are just more honest about it.” When Andy Bodle puts a woman on a pedestal for her beauty, the results are predictable.

“People tend to have more success replacing harmful drugs with less harmful drugs than avoiding them all together cold turkey.”


If you’ve ever been addicted to something, were you able to break the addiction completely? Or did you end up just changing the object of your addiction?

Why Smoking Is Banned on Airplanes


A tale of chivalry and danger from the days when airline travelers could smoke on commercial flights.

Fine for Now


The rhythm of Will Flores’ days are too uncomfortable to dance to, even alone.

Smoke in Your Eye


What I felt for her wasn’t love. It was more an addiction.

You’re So Vain, You Probably Wrote This Story About You


What if I told you that the stories you create are more about you than they are about anyone else?

Father’s Day Fiction Special: Their Second Honeymoon

second honeymoon

In part two of the Moustache Club’s (Early) Father’s Day Fiction Special, Oliver Lee Bateman offers a short sketch of a couple planning their second honeymoon.

The History Behind Mad Men Moments


Mad Men gives us a glimpse into yesteryear by using accurate historical themes.

The Smoker

The Smoker