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Does a pack a day keep the economic stress away?

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Despite rising cigarette prices and a pinched economy, a recent survey shows people may be smoking more to cope. (Photo by Amy B Wang/CNS)

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Despite rising cigarette prices and a pinched economy, a recent survey shows people may be smoking more to cope. (Photo by Amy B Wang/CNS)

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In an uncertain economy, some smokers have tried to curb their habits to save money, but find their efforts stalled—because of stress over the economy. According to a recent study, during recessions smoking may actually increase.


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