Cigarette Smoking Hits Its Lowest Rate Since the 60s
Way to go America! Results from a new survey show that cigarette smoking and use of other tobacco products have been on the decline and have reached new lows.
I'm not here to lecture you about the dangers of smoking - Everyone KNOWS how dangerous it is and all the heath issues cigarettes cause, and all that. As a former smoker (11 months and counting), I know that an article like this isn't going to convince anyone to quit smoking... Actually, nothing can "convince" a smoker to quit - Expect that person. It's a choice a smoker needs to make and they need to be ready to make it.
With that being said, even as a smoker I enjoyed good news like this. So whether you are a smoker, a former smoker, and were never a smoker, I wanted to share this great article I found the other week about the use of tobacco products becoming "less popular."
According to the article from "Click on Detroit", cigarette smoking is at the lowest rate it's been since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started collecting data on this subject - Which happens to be 1965.
That's a great win for the country and for our health!
According to the report, about 47.4 million Americans used tobacco in 2017. When you think about it, that's not bad, considering the population of the United States in 2017 was estimated around 325.7 million.
The article from "Click on Detroit" says less people may be smoking and using other tobacco products because of smoke-free policies, the cost of smoking, and treatment options easily available.
The article went into more figures about what kind of tobacco products were being used, age groups that were smoking, and from what areas of the country. You can see the whole article here.
No matter what the reason, I'm just happy to see those smoking numbers go down. It's a tough habit to break, but once you're free from it... Well, there's nothing better.