Cigarette Smoking Rates Are Plunging In The US, But There’s A Major Catch

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smoking has reached a record low in the , but we shouldn’t be celebrating just yet.

According to pooled data from the , FDA and the National Institutes of ’s National Cancer Institute, an estimated 14% of 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 Americans are not completely in the clear. As the new data notes, 1 in 5 US adults still use .

According to the report, are the third most popular tobacco products among US adults, with 2.8% using them daily. Additionally, more teens and young adults are using daily.

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