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Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2005–2015

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The Proportion of U.S. Adults who Smoke Cigarettes Declined from “… 20.9% in 2005 to 15.1% in 2015, and the proportion of daily smokers declined from 16.9% to 11.4% …”, according to a study published in the November 11, 2016 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) – However, the study found that “… disparities in cigarette smoking persist. In 2015, prevalence of cigarette smoking was higher among adults who were male; were aged 25–44 years; were American Indian/Alaska Native; had a General Education Development certificate (GED); lived below the federal poverty level; lived in the Midwest; were insured through Medicaid or were uninsured; had a disability/limitation; were lesbian, gay, or bisexual; or who had serious psychological distress …”

Document Title: The title of the November 11, 2016 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) article is “Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2005–2015”

Organization: HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Source: November 11, 2016 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) article

Web site: The November 11, 2016 CDC MMWR article is posted at
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6544a2.htm

Contact: The corresponding author of the MMWR research article, Ahmed Jamal, is with the Office on Smoking and Health of the CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and may be reached at 770 488 5493; e-mail: AJamal@CDC.gov

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This article (#38693) was distributed by e-mail on November 13, 2016 to those whose names are on the FIEN, LLC Subject Matter Distribution Lists for Medical Issues; Risk Assessment and Communication; Tobacco

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