The C2S blog draws on the arts, the social and biological sciences to explore the many meanings of health and "dis-ease." Designed to be a locus where patients, their families and professionals can meet on a level playing field, it is the natural off-shoot of the Cell 2 Soul Online Journal. We encourage the submission of ideas, essays, poems, stories, humor, and timely reviews relating to the humanities and health care.
The NY Times Journal of Medicine described a recent study documenting the smoking habits and the poor. It reported that "Low-income smokers in New York spend 25 percent of their income on cigarettes according to a new study, which led advocates for smokers’ rights to say it proved high taxes were regressive and ineffective."
This is an important article to read. A couple of our Cell 2 Soul members are international experts on smoking and health and we will ask them for their comments. The implications of spending 25% or more of a family's income on cigarettes are mind-boggling.