Are you a smoker? Would you continue smoking if you had to pay a dollar more?
A new study indicates that a relatively small increase in the price of cigarettes can help more smokers quit.
Smokers were 20 percent more likely to quit when the price of cigarettes increased by a dollar a pack, according to researchers at Drexel University.
Even heavy smokers were seven percent more likely to quit when the price of a pack went up a buck. Those heavy smokers also smoked 35 percent fewer cigarettes when smokes became more expensive, according to their research.
The 10 year study's lead author says the findings might indicate that higher taxes on cigarettes will help more people quit.