Smoking Tied To Increased Suicide Risk.

The Los Angeles Times (7/17, Morin) reports in “Science Now” that according to a study published online July 16 in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, “smoking and suicide may be more closely related than previously thought.”

HealthDay (7/17, Preidt) reports that the study found that “smoking may increase a person’s risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk.” After analyzing “suicide rates across the United States between 1990 and 2004,” researchers found that “states that introduced higher taxes on cigarettes and stricter rules to limit smoking in public places saw suicide rates decline up to 15 percent, relative to the national average.”

Related Links:

— “Smoking may increase suicide risk, study says,” Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times, July 16, 2014.

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