Besides, e-cigarettes are more of a status syndrome
and people continue to vape for pleasure and relaxation and the chances of these smokers reverting to actual smoking remain high.
All the above examples are taken from Michael Marmot's recent book Status Syndrome
- how your social standing directly affects your health and life expectancy, and teach us some important lessons about what is good for health and what causes disparities.
It's called status syndrome a version of keeping up with the Joneses.
And the status syndrome works everywhere, says Marmot.
Since I have trouble understanding what the sum of Watts comments, a number of which seem to be non-sequiturs, add up to, perhaps this excerpt from his penultimate page will convey his message clearly: "[Ellison} appears to have succeeded in transcending some variations of the black victim status syndrome
while being unable to escape the lures of other forms of the victim status.