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Fewer U.S. Adults Smoking, CDC Says
Date:9/6/2011

killed by tobacco if they don't quit. And about a third of all current smokers may die from cigarette use unless they quit promptly. So we are talking about preventing more than 1 million deaths because of that decline."

But while the number of smokers who smoked 30 or more cigarettes a day dropped from 12.7 percent in 2005 to 8.3 percent in 2010, those who smoked one to nine cigarettes a day jumped from 16.4 percent in 2005 to 21.8 percent in 2010, according to the report.

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For more information on quitting smoking, visit smokefree.gov.

SOURCES: Sept. 6, 2011, teleconference with Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director, Timothy McAfee, M.D., M.P.H., director, Office on Smoking and Health, both U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sept. 6, 2011, CDC report, Vital Signs: Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years--United States, 2005-2010; Sept. 6, 2011, statement, Philip Morris USA


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