The very smart students at Columbia Journalism School put together this video about lip balm addition. In addition to a audio quote from yours truly, they also got the Carmex folks to go on the record that their products are not addictive, but according to the dermatologist who was interviewed Carmex does contain drying agents.
A question from Nechama F.
I didnt see this on the site- I use chapstick only in the winter from cold weather. I answered no to all the self evaluation questions. Am I at risk for being addicted? Are there any brands that are “safe” to use?
Great story from Amy Robach today about ChapStick addiction. Her story is similar to mine: she got hooked on ChapStick received on Christmas morning.