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New world order

We no longer refer to diabetics – they are people with diabetes, and asthmatics are of course persons with asthma.

And as a celiac, I haven’t seen this anywhere as yet but I presume that I am now a person with celiac disease as opposed to a simple celiac.

So I was not surprised just now to see a medical headline that refers to smoking as Tobacco Use Disorder.

Better get used to it: The world’s nomenclature is rapidly changing, although I wish the treatments for these newly named conditions were improving just as rapidly.