Smoking hits new low in America
Smoking cigarettes hits a new low as less Americans are moving to e-cigarettes.
Smoking has never been less popular in the United States, with only one in every nine American adults reported smoking in 2022, the lowest rate in history, according to data released Thursday.
According to a poll of more than 27,000 Americans performed last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette usage has continued to fall and will be at 11.3 percent in 2022, down from 12.6 percent in 2021.
Meanwhile, e-cigarette use grew from 4.7 to 5.9 percent.
30.8 million American adults smoked in 2020, with 14.1 percent of males and 11 percent of women smoking, according to the CDC.
In the United States, smoking has been dropping for several decades, thanks in part to government measures aimed at reducing cigarette use, which causes cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Despite the decline, cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of illness and death in the United States, according to the CDC.