The Centers for Disease Control, CDC, says that fewer Americans are smoking. Roughly 45 million Americans smoke cigarettes, and those fewer American adults who are still smoke are smoking a smaller number of cigarettes. While there are now more ways to quit smoking, the CDC also reports that the rate of decline is slowing in the United States. Tobacco use is still a significant health burden. Tim Mcafee, head of the CDC′s Office of Smoking and Health, says ″So we′re talking about preventing more than a million deaths because of that decline.″ CDC Director Thomas Frieden cautions that the smoking rates show a ″virtual stall in the decline of smoking.″

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The numbers of the latest studies show that 19.3% of American adults still smoke, down from 20.9% in 2005. Of those who smoke, only 78.2% smoke everyday. The number of American adults who smoke nine cigarettes per day or less has increased from 16.4% in 2005 to 21.8% today. At the same time, those who smoke 30 or more cigarettes per day fell from 12.7% in 2005 to just 8.3% currently. In 2000, nearly 35% of adult men and 22% of adult women in America smoked cigarettes. Higher taxes and laws banning smoking in public have helped reduce the numbers.

Which is why the Centers for Disease Control now reports that fewer Americans smoking has become the trend. Of the 45 million Americans who smoke cigarettes, fewer American adults who smoke are smoking a smaller number of cigarettes. The CDC head of their smoking division, Tim Mcafee, reports that the rate of decline is slowing even though there are now more ways to quit smoking. But CDC Director Thomas Frieden warns that decline of the smoking rates is also slowing in the United States. Tobacco use in general has down since 2005, so while the trend is slowing, the decline continues, helping to reduce the the significant health burdens of smoking.