Updated: Jun 18, 2020
A recent article on March 16th, 2012 in Medical News Today released information about the everyday factors that could contribute to the likeliness or unlikeliness of an individual to smoke. According to the study in the article, more individuals from minority racial or ethnic groups were prone to smoking than those who were not. Moreover, the study noted the association of these statistics with factors such as racism, discrimination in the workplace, and the treatment at health centers.
As the statistics show, more routine smokers shared having more problems emotionally or physically in relation to racism or discrimination in their life than those who smoked less routinely, thereby making them 42% more likely to currently smoke. Furthermore, individuals with better treatment in healthcare centers were noted to have approximately 21% less chance of being current smokers.