Less Americans Are Smoking Cigarettes

Advocates of anti-smoking in the United States have reasons to be happy these days.  This developed after a recent medical survey had shown that there are less Americans smoking these days than ever before.  According to the data gathered by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  only 19.3 percent of Americans or  45.3 million people over the age of 18 are smoking this year. The number is a slight decline from the 20.9 percent smokers in 2005.

The researchers took their data from the relevant smoking information they gathered from 2005 to 2010. Based on the same survey CDC also discovered that smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke is the top preventable cause of death and disease in the United States, claiming an estimated 443,000 American lives every year. It was learned that the American government had long wanted to reduce the number of American smokers since the 1960s. CDC hoped in the next few years, the number of smoking Americans would further increased.

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