Cigarette smoking hits all-time low among adults in U.S.

by John Wesley Reid · Nov 18th, 2019 1:33 pm

Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 4:20 pm

Cigarette smoking dropped to a new low in 2018, with just 13.7 percent of adults in the U.S. reportedly smoking cigarettes, according to a report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

The decrease in cigarette use comes at the same time e-cigarette use is on the rise with adults, mainly young adults. E-cigarette use rose from 2.8 percent in 2017 to 3.2 percent in 2018 among adults, with usage among those ages 18 to 24 rising from 5.2 percent to 7.6 percent.

The use of tobacco products in any form was reported to be highest among those 25 to 44, with 23.8 percent having reported consuming tobacco.


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