The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently conducted a study and found that fewer adults in the United States were smoking cigarettes. This also includes smokers cutting back on the number of cigarettes they smoke a day. The study was conducted over a five year period from 2005 to 2010. The report showed that a total of 19.3% (45.3 million) American adults aged 18 and older smoked cigarettes, which was a decline from the 20.9% of individuals who smoked in 2005.
CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. said, “Any decline in the number of people who smoke and the number of cigarettes consumed is a step in the right direction.” But Frieden believes that the rate at which smoking is declining is not fast enough. “This slowing trend shows the need for intensifed efforts to reduce cigarette smoking among adults,” Frieden said.
To date, tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the America, killing an estimated 443,000 American every year. To read the complete article, click here.