THE OTHER TOBACCO? A Boston Globe editorial Boston compares cell phones to cigarettes, arguing that cell phone users are the new social pariahs. The author’s analysis is nearly nonexistent, but the point itself is intriguing. While I carry a cellphone with me most of the time, I have the good sense to turn it off while attending meetings, going to the movies, and other such events. Clearly, this habit needs to catch on.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.