The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report that indicates that smoking among American adults has dipped below 18%, and this is the case for about two years now. A dip of 18% rate in smokers means that about 42 million Americans still smoke, and this is about the figure given for the year 2012.

The CDC’s report indicate that smoking is most prevalent among certain groups of American adults, and these are usually the poor, less educated, gays and bisexuals, as well as the hopeless.

Although American started recording a dip in the number of smokers about two years or so ago, it recorded less than 18% this year and about 17.8% last year; but then, it had always been 20% to 21% in former years. The CDC warns that smoking is a leading cause of preventable illness and death in the US. It causes or aggravates lung cancer and heart attacks, and is also contributory to a plethora of other respiratory illnesses.

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