Dave Heller and Frank Newport talk about the current trends in smoking and drinking. Among the survey questions answered:

  • Why do people quit smoking?
  • What factors influence people to quit?
  • How did they quit? 
  • Are higher health insurance rates justified for smokers?
  • What are the predictors of being a smoker?
  • What age ranges drink the most alcohol?
  • What are the drinks of choice?
  • How do politics influence the consumption of alcohol?

Listen to the discussion above.