Why Smoking Rates Are Higher In Some Neighborhoods

While the smoking rate has declined overall in the United States, national data show it remains high among the poor. 

The Polis Center’s research found that in some low-income Indianapolis neighborhoods, the smoking rate is 29.4 percent, nearly twice the national average, and significantly higher than Indiana’s 20 percent rate.

"So we can see that there is a link between these two things: between smoking and access to retailers.”

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