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CDC Reports Record Low Smoking Rates in the U.S. Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 12 November 2018 14:18
 
CDC.gov reports on Nov. 8, 2018:

Cigarette smoking has reached the lowest level ever recorded among U.S. adults, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute (NCI). Still, about 47 million (1 in 5) U.S. adults used a tobacco product in 2017, and they used a variety of smoked, smokeless, and electronic tobacco products. An estimated 14 percent of U.S. adults (34 million) were current ("every day" or "some day") cigarette smokers in 2017-down from 15.5 in 2016-a 67 percent decline since 1965. A particularly notable decline occurred among young adults between 2016 and 2017: about 10 percent of young adults aged 18 to 24 years smoked cigarettes in 2017, down from 13 percent in 2016.
 
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