Looking to quit smoking? Living near green spaces could help
Giving up smoking is something that more and more people are looking to do now. This is because the dangers and costs involved with smoking are more of a concern to people today. It is not always easy though, which is why results from recent scientific research may help. It has found that living near green spaces could be an effective aid when trying to give up smoking.
The study makes for interesting reading
This recent research was drawn from Health Survey for England data and published in the Social Science and Medicine journal. The survey covered in excess of 8,000 adults in the UK and generated some interesting findings. Prime amongst this was that smokers are more likely to give up if they reside close to green spaces. The research also found that people who live in green neighbourhoods are not as likely to smoke.
Green spaces could make the difference
The results of the research found that 19% of those surveyed described themselves as smoking currently, while 45% confirmed they had smoked regularly at some time in their lives. Further analysis of the data collected found that those who resided in areas with lots of green spaces were 20% less inclined to smoke than those who did not. Researchers also found that, for people who had smoked previously, those who lived in greener areas were up to 12% more likely to quit successfully.