People tend to quit smoking when they have the support of others going through the same ordeal, researchers say. A recent large-scale analysis of Framingham study participants found people were more likely to quit smoking if friends, family or co-workers were trying to quit smoking as well. This new study from Harvard Medical School and University of California adds to mounting evidence that social relationships have a big effect on health care decisions and life-style choices. This same team of experts also found in a previous study that obesity may be socially contagious as well.
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