7 Reasons Why So Many People Still Smoke

    Poverty kills.

    With smoking banned in so many public spaces, it’s easy to think this unhealthy habit isn’t such a problem anymore.

    But just because it's less popular doesn't mean it isn't still a huge problem.

    1. Poverty is one of the biggest predictors of smoking.

    2. Peer pressure — or societal pressure, at least — still exists.

    3. A lack of education seems to play a big role.

    4. And so does insurance.

    5. Mental illness can lead many to self-medicate with cigarettes.

    6. Tax-free cigarettes are still available on Indian reservations in the United States.

    7. It's just hard AF to quit.