Articles

Expertsii » health-fitness » Rate Of Decline In Smoking In U.S. Slows, CDC Reports

Rate Of Decline In Smoking In U.S. Slows, CDC Reports

The rate of decline in smoking in the U.S. slows, a CDC reports.

The rate of decline in smoking in the U.S. slows, a CDC reports.

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, shows that while the number of smokers has fallen during the last five years, it has not fallen at a steady rate, and this rate has slowed over the last five years.

Furthermore, the report shows that the percentage of those adults who smoke 30 or more cigarettes each day is down about 4 per cent. However, the percentage of those adults who smoke nine or fewer cigarettes each day has increased over the 2005 rates from 16.4 percent to a level of 22 per cent in 2010.

The CDC report notes that the deaths of half of all adults who continue to smoke will be from causes related to smoking. The use of tobacco is still the leading cause of deaths and disease in the United States which are preventable, with its use and exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke killing an estimated 443,000 Americans every year. Not only does this cost the United States in terms of health care costs, but lost productivity is also an issue.

The government is tightening up trying to reduce the number of smokers in the United States, and by September 2012 will require anti smoking images on all tobacco products, including cigarette packets.

Posted by

Darina has played sports at a semi-professional level, and is a personal trainer with extensive experience in the sports, nutrition and general health areas.

Filed under: health-fitness · Tags: , , , , , ,