First Smoking, Then Alcohol
Stuck in the middle of the article this innocuous sentence: "Drinking therefore enabled them to 'binge smoke,' while also distancing them from this behaviour, so helping to maintain their 'non-smoker' persona."
The neo-Prohibitionists will likely seize on this. "Alcohol causes people to smoke. When they smoke they get cancer and die. Logically, therefore alcohol causes you to get cancer and die."
When they start saying this, remember, I told you so.
posted by Jeff Holt at 10:50