Increased US Smokers
Record low reached the number of non-smokers in the US, a new study of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the country, quoted by Weekly Report.
Statistics puzzled local health authorities, who aimed to 2020 tobacco to consume no more than 12 percent of Americans.
For this purpose, various government initiated its customer campaigns that show how destructive influence of habit on the body. For years in the United States cigarettes are among the most expensive in the world.
Although smokers in the country are far less than in other countries, the number of specialists worry. Smoking is considered to be the leading preventable cause of death globally is responsible for 480,000 deaths annually. About 42,000 of them guilty passive smoking are exposed to many children.
While more than 17 million. Americans live with chronic illnesses directly or indirectly related to the harm of smoking.
The latest data show tobacco use every fifth person in the US - 20.6 percent of adults are smokers, including 23% of men and 18% of women.
Many states with higher levels of smoking have a lower average income and less educated people. Only 6% of adults who have a university degree, are addicted to nicotine. According to Brian King, deputy director of the Office on Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these results highlight the need to ensure that strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco use. They must reach out to all groups - especially those who are considered most vulnerable.
The expert states that have comprehensive legislation, encourage quit the habit and easier access of citizens to the programs for addiction.
The relationship between smoking and the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and many other health problems. Scientists remind that smokers die on average 10 years earlier than non-smokers.