I wanted to do this follow-up though.
The NYC Health Department has a new report out called “Who’s Still Smoking“. This report says that “two thirds of the city’s smokers – almost 800,000 adults – tried to quit in the past year, but only 17% of those succeeded. Data from the survey identify emotional distress and binge drinking as possible obstacles to quitting”.
In NYC there are 240,000 less people smoking now than in 2002. The decreases have been seen in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens but in Staten Island the numbers have not gone down.
The press release has some good tips for quitting too: New report on smoking shows who’s quitting, who’s not.
In other smoking news – almost 2 million older people in China today are expected to die from emphysema and related diseases due by second-hand smoke according to a report published in the Lancet recently.
The Cheerful Oncologist blogged about this recently too. I would guess, like the commenter over there, that some of the problem is due to the pollution from industry in China. But as China is going ban all tobacco advertising, promotions and sponsorship by 2011 at least they are trying to do something about the smoking problem.
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