Journal: News & Comment

Thursday, November 09, 2000
# 10:06:00 AM:

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Better the phone than the evil weed

British researchers have correlated a sharp decline in teen smoking in the U.K. with increased use of mobile phones, speculating that "mobile phones may satisfy the same teenage needs as smoking -- offering adult style and aspiration, individuality, sociability, rebellion, and peer group bonding."

That's a good thing. Then again, maybe in forty years someone will make a movie like The Insider about how mobile phones really were a significant cause of brain cancer...


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