The link between smoking and social life is not a straightforward one. Some smokers may say they were introduced to cigarettes while socializing with friends. Some might describe themselves as ‘social smokers’ who light up when in social situations. Could socializing encourage smokers to give it up?
While smoking can be a bone of contention between the smoker and their nonsmoker friends, a smoker’s social circle could also be a source of support should they decide to quit altogether – which is always the best choice, or change to a smoke-free alternative.
The results of a new survey showing attitudes to smoking and unsmoking was published today in the “Unsmoke: Clearing the Way for Change” White Paper. PMI commissioned independent researchers Povaddo to speak to 16,099 men and women across 13 countries.