Saturday, December 13, 2014

US Cigarette Use Declining

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that cigarette smoking has decreased again among both adults and adolescents. Among middle and high school students, the rate has declined from about 28% in 2001 to 12.7% in 2013. Among adults 18 and over, the rate has dropped from about 23% in 2002 to about 18% in 2012-2013. The data are summarized in three reports posted on the CDC Web site: