Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Smoking and Hurricanes

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 3:05 PM

No wrap today, but here's something odd. Teenagers impacted by Katrina and Rita are more likely to smoke than others, according to a recent study.

Almost 38 percent of students who reported they had a family member hurt or killed in the 2005 hurricanes also reported that they now were smoking, according to the study. In comparison, 13 percent who did not endure a death or injury in the family said they smoked.

I wonder if Hugo had the same spike.


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