HealthDay (6/17, Reinberg) reports researchers used “genetic and survey data from hundreds of thousands of people” and “found that loneliness makes it more likely that someone will smoke.” Robyn Wootton, a senior research associate at the University of Bristol and a co-lead author of the study, said, “We found evidence to suggest that loneliness leads to increased smoking, with people more likely to start smoking, to smoke more cigarettes and to be less likely to quit.” The findings were published in Addiction. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)