Center for Disease Control (CDC) Reports Smoking down from 20.9% to 15.1%
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Reports Smoking down from 20.9% to 15.1% over a 10 year period from 2005 to 2015. That is 45.1 million smokers down to 36.5 million smokers. Since tobacco use is the
leading cause of preventable death in the US (and world) and cigarettes are the most common tobacco product, this is a significant positive step. Also notable is the fact that current cigarette smoking was significantly lower in 2015 (15.1%) than in 2014 (16.8%).
This information comes from the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). For more information of e cigarettes, smoking and related topics, click here.