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Cigarette Smoking Rates Are Plunging In The US, But There's A Major Catch
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8 Nov 2018 06:10 PM EST

Cigarette smoking has reached a record low in the United States, but we shouldn't be celebrating just yet. According to pooled data from the CDC, FDA and the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute, an estimated 14% of US adults identified as current cigarette smokers in 2017. This a slight decrease from the 15.5% rate in 2016, but a significant drop from the 45% of smokers in 1956, according to Smithsonian Magazine. Though this is certainly significant news Americans are not completely in the clear. As the new data notes, 1 in 5 US adults still use tobacco products. According to the report, e-cigarettes are the third most popular tobacco products among US adults, with 2.8% using them daily. Additionally, more teens and young adults are using e-cigarettes daily.

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