VA60 Data Spotlight March 13, 2013 Cigarette Smoking Decreases among All Adults Except Those Aged 26 to 34

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 26, 2013

Cigarette Smoking Decreases among All Adults Except Those Aged 26 to 34 – Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. March 13, 2013

  • “Smoking is a serious public health concern that continues to be the primary cause of preventable illness and death in the
    United States. Policy efforts such as increased cigarette taxes and graphic warning labels have helped reduce smoking. According to the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 54.9 million adults smoked cigarettes in the past month. Smoking rates decreased between 2002 and 2011 for adults in all age groups except those aged 26 to 34. Past month smoking among adults aged 26 to 34 showed no significant change between 2002 and 2011 (32.7 vs. 31.6 percent). Although the number of adults smoking
    has declined, this report suggests a need for immediate targeting
    of cessation efforts toward smokers currently in their late 20s and early 30s.”
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