This represents a decline of about two-thirds since the CDC began collecting these data in 1965.
This significant decline in cigarette smoking is the result of a consistent and coordinated effort by public health and our many partners, "Agency Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield said in a statement Thursday." However, our work is still ongoing
The report estimates that 49.1 million US adults, or nearly one in five, consumed a tobacco product in 2018. The most common was cigarettes at 13.7%, followed by cigars and cigarillos and under-filtered cigars , used by 3.9% of adults.
E-cigarettes were the third most used adult tobacco product (3.2%) and their use increased from 2.8% in 2017, although it declined several years ago This is partly due to the increase in the amount of steam among young adults aged 18-24 who increased from 5.2% in 2017 to 7.6% in 2018.
Tue e Persons who consumed tobacco products most often were between 25 and 44; Members of certain minorities, including lesbian, gay and bisexual adults; People with a disability or a severe psychological burden; People in the Midwest or South; and adults who earn less than $ 35,000 a year.
The report also found that cigarette smokers are more likely to quit smoking over the last 12 months and that this has been more successful.