As if that’s the main or even a significant problem with homelessness. No pleasure is too small for the nannies to ignore.
The nannies write in the New England Journal of Medicine:
Approximately three quarters of homeless adults are cigarette smokers1 — a prevalence 4 times that in the U.S. adult population and 2.5 times that among impoverished Americans in general. The coexisting psychiatric and addictive conditions and life circumstances of homeless smokers have long fueled a fatalistic attitude among health care professionals toward addressing tobacco use in this population. We believe that this approach should change.