The War on Tobacco (with Jacob Grier)
The cigarette is the most lethal consumer product in history, but how has smoking changed in the last 30 years? Smoking is banned from many restaurants, bars, parks, and places of work. The moral panic has ensued around smoking and the fear is only increasing. But, what if there is a better way for smokers to have what they want without burdening them with regulations?
Why did the cigarette take over the tobacco world? Should there be places that people should go to enjoy smoking tobacco together? How did second hand smoke become a property rights issue? Why is smoking so stigmatized? What is thirdhand smoke? Does anyone want a safer cigarette?
The Rediscovery of Tobacco: Smoking, Vaping, and the Creative Destruction of the Cigarette, written by Jacob Grier
Christopher Hitchens on Audio, Cato At Liberty
Christopher Hitchens May Be Dying Of Cancer, But He Has No Regrets About Smoking And Boozing, written by Joe Pompeo
Barbara Ehrenreich Doesn’t Have Time for Self-Care, Isaac Chotiner
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, Free Thoughts Podcast
Is the DEA Trippin’? (with Rick Doblin), Free Thoughts Podcast