Fewer American Adults Are Smoking Than Ever Before

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While there are some that say electronic cigarettes may help smokers quit, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found that "evidence is insufficient to recommend e-cigarettes for smoking cessation in adults, including pregnant women".

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 14 percent of adults are smokers, which is down from the reported 16 percent in 2016.

"Everything is pointed in the right direction", said K. Michael Cummings, a tobacco researcher at Medical University of SC, according to the Associated Press.

Half a century ago, more than 40 percent of older people smoked in this country, where almost half a million die each year from smoking-related diseases, the study noted. Cigarette sales and other indicators of smoking are also on the decline he said. But public health researchers credit federal and state laws on cigarettes that have banned flavors, increased taxes and reduced the number of places where people can smoke - shifting cultural attitudes from cigarettes.

The report covers data from 2006 to 2017 and mentions than in 2006, 21 percent of the adult population were smoking cigarettes.

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There was no new information for adult use of e-cigarettes and vaping products, but 2016 figures estimate that three percent of adults are using e-cigarettes.

Among teenagers however traditional cigarette smoking is also at an all time low at 9 percent finds this new survey. This decrease in rates of smoking is one of the greatest successes of all those campaigns that were targeted towards educating the general public regarding harmful effects of smoking.

According to the specialized source, the referred indicator was 13.9 percent past year after the previous record of 15.5 percent.

"The good news is that these data are consistent with the declines in adult cigarette smoking that we've seen for several decades", said Corinne Graffunder, DrPH, director of the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health.

The CDC report marks the first quarterly analysis of separate results for metropolitan and rural areas, more vigorously tracking trends in health disparities.

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