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Scientists: Smokers are mentally ill or poor

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If you are a smoker, scientists think you are mentally ill, poor, or both. This comes from a new CDC study that indicates that smoking among American adults continues to decline, except in low-income areas and among those with mental health issues.

SCIENTISTS SEE NEW TREND IN NATIVE AMERICAN SMOKING

Among whites and blacks, 25% of them still smoke. Among Asians, 1/10 use cigarettes, however, among Native Americans, smoking rates have increased by almost 2%. The CDC took data from 180,000 people and scientists believe they see a trend. According to them, poor groups, minorities and the mentally ill smoke more cigarettes. Also, tobacco shops tend to be in poorer areas of the city, which has a big effect on this data.

SCIENTISTS SAY HIGH PRICES ARE GOOD FOR SMOKING RATES

Scientists have also found that a higher cost of tobacco leads to lower consumption among adults. This still does not explain the rise in use among Native Americans. Indeed, the new government laws on tobacco products do not apply to Native American nations. Even though the overall rate is down, there are still negative facts among those in low-income areas.

SCIENTISTS ARE NOT STUDYING ENOUGH TO QUIT SMOKING

Studies like this come out pretty regularly, but people still struggle with addiction. According to the CDC, smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease. Moreover, it is the cause of more than 480,000 premature deaths each year. In addition to this, cigarettes have a number of harmful side effects. Discarded butts do not decompose and non-smokers are exposed to the dangers of passive smoking. The popularity of electronic cigarettes is beginning to change, however, even these contain their own harmful chemicals. As with many things in America, money rules the law. Millions of dollars are made every month in the tobacco industry and it’s far too big a profit to deal with. Still, it’s encouraging to see that anti-tobacco efforts have had an impact on the country’s addictive qualities.

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