A Review of Nicotine by Gregor Hens, trans. Jen Calleja
I am a “tobacco chipper.” Two days ago, I had never heard the term, but according to Gregor Hens in Nicotine, it is someone who can smoke on occasion and never develop an addiction. I rarely smoke now, but when I was younger, I did smoke periodically. My friends it seemed were often smokers, so at work when they stepped outside for a cigarette break, I joined them. When I used to travel, I smoked because bumming a cigarette or asking for a light seemed the easiest way to strike up a conversation with a stranger.