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Association Between Distance from Home to Tobacco Outlet and Smoking Cessation and Relapse

Medical Team Nurse Talking with Senior Patient

Raising the odds for smokers who wish to quit is enhanced if the walk to the nearest tobacco store is more distant. According to a Finnish study, researchers assessed more than 20,700 adults between the ages of 18 and 75 from former studies, including 8,300 current smokers. A mere 500-meter increase in distance from the nearest tobacco outlet was associated with a 16 percent increase in smoking cessation likelihood.