Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Apr 10 2014
While a significant body of research shows that smoking is a socially cued behavior and second-hand smoke is a health hazard, public smoking bans remain controversial. Opponents say the bans limit their individual freedom, while proponents point to research that shows how visual exposure to smokers can encourage young smokers and make it hard to quit.
Researchers in New Zealand have used new mapping technology to make the incidence of smoking visibility more concrete and observable—and they hope health agencies can use the maps to mobilize public policy action.
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