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.

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