By David Mittleman

Tougher Laws Decrease Suicide Risk for Smokers

Complaints abound about the new smoking laws: from bans against smoking in public spaces, to increases on sales tax on cigarettes, smokers say they’ve felt many outside repercussions for their habit. However, it turns out that these laws may do more than simply make smokers’ lives harder. Specifically, new research suggests that tougher laws on smoking can reduce the risk of suicide for smokers. This is great news, considering that the new study also found that smokers are at a 2 to 4 times greater risk of dying from …read more