The Last and Only Solace: Veterans and Smoking

Military service can have positive, life-altering effects on people. One negative effect that serving one’s country can have is that members (both active-duty and veterans) of the military can pick up bad habits, like smoking. Smoking in the military has long been either excused, or rationalized as an essential part of soldiering. A smoking habit, though, can, and does, inflict real-world damage on a soldier’s health and ability to perform his or her duties. In this article, we will examine smoking, and its role in military culture, as well as the history behind this relationship. We will also ask why … Continue reading The Last and Only Solace: Veterans and Smoking