According to the CDC, cigarette smoking in the U.S. just hit its all-time low. (Or, at least, its lowest mark since they started collecting the data in 1965.)
In 2018, 13.7% of adults smoked one or more cigarettes. That's down around TWO-THIRDS since 1965, when 42.4% of Americans smoked . . . and down about half since 1990, when it was 25.5%. Last year, 3.9% of adults smoked cigars and 3.2% smoked e-cigarettes.
Those who were most likely to use tobacco products were between 25 and 44; members of certain minority groups, including lesbian, gay and bisexual adults; those living with a disability or serious psychological distress; people in the Midwest or South; and adults making less than $35,000 per year.
The report also found that cigarette smokers have become more likely to try quitting in the previous 12 months, and they have been more successful at doing so.
The study also found that cigarette smokers are more likely to try to quit today than in the past . . . and they're more successful.