STUDY: Smokers Less Likely To Vote

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By now, most of us know all about the health risks associated with smoking from lung cancer to coronary heart disease to stroke, but according to a recent study published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, there might be one other side effect that may come as a surprise.

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The University of Colorado Cancer Center surveyed 11,626 people via telephone. It’s important to point out that the survey was a part of the Colorado Tobacco Attitudes and Behaviors Study. They found that 17 percent of those individuals surveyed were smokers and smokers were 60 percent less likely to vote compared to those who didn’t smoke. Interesting, right?

Karen Albright, PhD, Colorado School of Public Health’s assistant professor had the following to say regarding the study in a statement: