smokingLifeRing doesn’t treat smoking like alcohol and other drugs. We recognize the severe damage it does, and it clearly is an addiction, but we havc all we can do dealing with drinking and drug use. Still, it’s worthwhile to remind ourselves that addiction is addiction, whether it’s alcohol, nicotine or caffeine. Here is an informative article about quitting smoking from Jane Brody, the venerable New York Times writer, about smoking.