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NAQC Newsroom: Tobacco Control

Vital Signs: Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years — United States, 2009

Tuesday, September 07, 2010  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

Cigarette smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States, causing approximately 443,000 premature deaths each year. This Vital Signs report describes how previous declines in smoking prevalence in the United States have stalled during the past 5 years; the burden of cigarette smoking continues to be high, especially in persons living below the federal poverty level and with low educational attainment. Sustained, adequately funded, comprehensive tobacco control programs could reduce adult smoking.

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