FILE - Cigarette butts fill a smoking receptacle outside a federal building in Washington, Thursday, April 15, 2021.
Cigarette smoking dropped to another new all-time low in 2022, with 1 in 9 adults saying they were current smokers.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. cigarette smoking dropped to another all-time low last year, with 1 in 9 adults saying they were current smokers, according to government survey data released Thursday.
Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for lung cancer, heart disease and stroke, and it’s long been considered the leading cause of preventable death .
The rate has been gradually dropping for decades, due to cigarette taxes, tobacco product price hikes, smoking bans and changes in the social acceptability of lighting up in public. »