Here's a reason to quit lighting up: Americans who smoke are in worse emotional health than those who don't.

According to Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, smokers have an average "Emotional Health Index" score of 72, much lower than the average of 81.1 for nonsmokers.

That means smokers are more likely to experience stress, worry and depression.

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