Skip to comments.Stress of 9/11 attacks caused a MILLION former smokers to take up the habit again in the U.S.
Posted on 06/21/2013 8:43:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The 9/11 attacks on America caused around one million former smokers to take up the habit again in the U.S., according to a new report. The study is the first to look at the net costs to society of terrorism-induced smoking in the U.S. after 9/11 and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
This helps us better understand what the real costs of such disasters are in human and economic tolls, and it suggests ways that future stressful reactions that result in excess smoking might be avoided, said the studys author, Dr Michael Pesko, of Weill Cornell Medical Colleges Department of Public Health in New York.
While the Oklahoma City bombing didnt affect smoking rates in the U.S., Pesko suggested that 9/11 caused a significant 2.3 percent increase nationwide. The increase started after 9/11 and continued through to the end of 2003, when analysis of the data ended, he says.
Stress was also found to especially increase in communities with a higher concentration of active-duty and reserve members of the military, and among higher-educated groups.
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So, since benny leadin is dead, who can they sue? Besides, nobody likes a quitter.
Question is what are they smoking?
Bwahahaha!! Now that’s funny.
Stress is a funny thing.
Kind of like the bars at airports at 8:00 A.M. Always full. Can’t smoke? Drink!
It’s crap like this that makes me certain our country is doomed. Somebody actually thought that this stupid study was worth paying for.
Smoke ‘em up.
We won WWII before we declared war on tobacco.
F_ck these clowns.
No. If the study is at all true, it was just merely a ‘good excuse’ to start it up again.
I picked a fine day to quit smoking.
The smoking lamp is lit. Except in the house. I do know enough to realize that selling a house these days that is all smoked up is a losing proposition. So, I have a real nice set up in the garage with a fridge and comfy chairs. No TV as of now. If I did that I’d need to string a hammock and put up a clothes rack.
9/11 didn’t stress me out anything like Obama has.
I also think that our government has hurt us more since the 9/11 attack than the attack itself.
I quit about 6 months before 9/11, and I almost started again because of it. If I do, I doubt I’ll be able to quit again. I’ve done it 3 times, and the last one was too damn hard. I wish they made a nicotine-free tobacco, like they do a caffeine-free coffee. I love cigars, but I hate getting hooked.
After 25 years I put them down the previous new year's eve, and I haven't had a puff since then.
Just a hint in case anyone really wants to quit: take an old ashtray and dump a little beer or water in it. Whenever you REALLY get jonesing, just bring it up by your nose and take a few deep whiffs. It's a great way to lose the jones!
That would give me nicotine fits.
Good. We need the tax $.
What a cop out. You want stress? Try going through Marine Corps boot camp. If you can make it through that without smoking, you’ve got the habit licked.
Nicotine and caffeine use are prevalent when fighting a compromised adrenal function. It’s a very natural response.
“There are no cigarettes in Heaven.” Edgar Cayce
“It could be a long long time between cigarettes.” Jack Maybolt