Friends With Benefits: Quitting Smoking Can Be Contagious

When it comes to peer pressure and smoking, the conventional wisdom (and research) shows that, especially among kids and teenagers, one often follows the other. But a new study shows that when a smoker's tobacco-using friends quit, the smoker probably will as well. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and USC studied… » 5/22/08 9:30am 5/22/08 9:30am