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Metro theory: Red Line was shut down because of an inconsiderate smoker

Okay. I know this site is all about secondhand smoke. But I can’t help but note this item, brought to my attention by a fellow Smokefree DC board member:

The folks at Metro — Washington, D.C.’s subway system –┬áthink that a careless smoker was responsible for the Red Line shutting down yesterday. According to their theory, [...]

Amazing statistics

From Sunday’s New York Times:

Number of people in the U.S. who smoke: 46 million

Percentage who want to quit, according to government surveys: about 70 percent

Percentage of smokers who try to quit every year: 40 percent

Percentage of smokers who try to quit and success: 2.5 percent