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Smoking Rates Reach All-Time Low in US

According to CBS News, fewer Americans are smoking cigarettes than ever before. The CDC reports roughly 18 percent of people in the United States smoke cigarettes, marking a 21 percent decrease from data collected in 2005. Despite improvements in public health, Dr. Tim McAfee, director of the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health warned that further efforts must be made in order to prevent 5.5 million kids from premature death. Studies show that individuals who smoke cigarettes regularly are at risk of dying 11 to 12 years earlier than those who do not smoke.

Read the article published by CBS News.