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

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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.

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