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Smoking and Tobacco

Smoking

10/24/2005

Question:

How many smoker every year!!!!!

Answer:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 21.6%, or 45.4 million adults smoked in the United States in 2003. This percentage is down from 22.5% in 2002, and 22.8% in 2001.

Each year the CDC tracks the number of people with smoking behavior, including detailed demographics such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, and geographic area. Please refer to the May 2005 report, Smoking Prevalence Among U.S. Adults.

The CDC also publishes the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report(MMWR). A good website for this type of statistical data is the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health: www.cdc.gov/tobacco

For more information: To obtain a copy of Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General full report or executive summary or for additional copies of this At A Glance, please call CDC's Office on Smoking and Health at (770) 488-5705 and press 3 to speak with an information specialist. Please note that the report, along with supporting documents, is available on-line at the Office on Smoking and Health Web site at www.cdc.gov/tobacco.

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Response by:

Kathy Vesha, RN, BSN, MA
Formerly:
Kick It!
The James
The Ohio State University