Tough Smoking Laws May Lower Suicide Risk

Smoking may increase a person’s risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk, a new study suggests.

For the study, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Richard Grucza, associate professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and his colleagues analyzed suicide rates across the United States between 1990 and 2004.

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