A record low 13.7% of U.S. adults smoked cigarettes in 2018, down from 14% in 2017, according to a report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cigarettes remained the most commonly used tobacco product, followed by cigars (3.9%), electronic cigarettes (3.2%), smokeless tobacco (2.4%) and pipes (1%). Adult e-cigarette use rose 2.4 percentage points after declining since 2014, driven by an increase in young adult use. Smokeless tobacco use also rose by 0.3 percentage point. According to CDC, cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S.

Related News Articles

Headline
Hospitals and health systems are leading initiatives to foster healthy behaviors and improve the health of individuals and communities, according to new AHA…
Headline
The number of Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with sepsis increased 40% between 2012 and 2018, according to a study by Department of Health and Human…
Perspective
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” We’ve been persistent and — after more than a year of talking to representatives and…
Headline
Hospitals and health systems can apply to participate in the Million Hearts Hospitals & Health Systems Recognition Program, which will recognize…
#HealthCareInnovation Thursday Blog
Although many people are living to 100 years old and beyond, research shows wide differences in life expectancy based on where a person lives. We know that…
Headline
The House Ways and Means Committee today favorably reported out, as amended, the Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act (H.R. 5826), AHA-…