Low-income black smokers light up to relieve stress

Low-income black smokers in New Orleans and Memphis say that smoking helps them deal with stress, according to a new study.
“So many things fill your mind and you go through so much, you need your cigarette to smoke to calm down and get things off your mind,” says one of the participants, quoted in an article about the study in the March/April issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion.