Why is smoking back? Could one reason be loneliness?

December 18, 2023 by theguardian.com

Why is smoking back? Could one reason be loneliness?

My GP and I have a friendly relationship. Once, during a telephone appointment, he asked me if I was a smoker. “No,” I replied, playfully. “But maybe next year will be more eventful.” That’s because I am of the social smoking variety – that cheeky, sneaky (and possibly most annoying) breed. We are the beggars at the barbecue, eyeing up your rolling papers and asking for a small one. The scrounger at the Christmas party, suggesting a twos.


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