Here we go once again. Tons of money spent on studies that confirm the obvious.
If a child suffers the effects of their parents' divorce and a broken home,
they will undoubted receive less parental guidance and be more likely turn to
crutches like smoking, drugs and alcohol.
Nature vs. nurture. This is an example of the "nurture" side going
overboard. The study or its interpreters assume that divorce causes trauma
(likely, but not assured) and trauma causes "bad" behavior, i.e.,
smoking. The "nature" side of the argument might suggest that
insufficient brain dopamine may cause irritable behavior, which may lead to
marital tension, which may lead to divorce. At the same time, children may
inherit from their dopamine-deficient parents a tendency toward inadequate brain
dopamine production, which leads toward smoking, because nicotine stimulates
brain dopamine action.
This a strange study. It measures whether one ever smoked--100 cigarettes is the
measure. In earlier decades everyone smoked 100 plus cigarettes, sometime.
Still, maybe they have a point. I smoked 50 a day by eighteen, quit entirely at
24, and my parents did divorce when I was 29. And yes, I have seven adult
children who have divorced parents and none have ever smoked. Sounds legit to
We can rationalize any bad behaviors, even shamming.
There isn't nothing wrong with a crouch. if my heart is broken and whole
world has changed. There is something about nicateen that get the brain to
think. I think it's a better cruoch than food.