CDC: US Adult Cigarette Smoking Hits Historic Low 2023

According to preliminary data that was published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday, the percentage of adults in the United States who smoke cigarettes reached an all-time low in the year 2022.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated in an early release of select estimated data from the 2022 National Health Interview Survey that around 11% of individuals are classified as current cigarette smokers.

The term “current cigarette smoking” was defined in the survey as the act of having smoked at least 100 cigarettes in a lifetime and continuing to smoke cigarettes on a daily basis or on certain days.

The CDC reports a record low in the percentage of adult Americans who smoke cigarettes.

The number of people who smoke tobacco in the United States has been continuously decreasing for decades, in spite of the rise in the number of smoking prohibitions, public health initiatives, and tax increases.

According to the findings of the survey, however, the percentage of people using electronic cigarettes and other electronic vaping products increased to roughly 6%. According to the poll, current usage of electronic cigarettes is defined as using such a device at least once in one’s lifetime and doing so currently on a daily or weekly basis.

According to the CDC, the poll received responses from more than 27,600 adult participants in 2022. According to the CDC, the differences in the estimates that were computed using preliminary data files and those that were calculated using final data files were frequently less than 0.1 percentage points.

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