Smoking Holds Steady in U.S.

The percentage of people who smoke in the U.S. remains stable–one out of every five adults. Since 2005 the proportion who smoked 30 or more cigarettes per day decreased by more than 25% (12.6% to 9.1%). Approximately 443,000 U.S. adults die from smoking-related illnesses annually, and smoking costs the U.S. $193 billion each year in direct costs and lost productivity.

PositiveTip: There is no safe level of tobacco smoke. It causes death when used as indicated!