Smoking Prevalence Is Rising Sharply

Frank Davis

Via Audrey Silk, a new study:

Despite a decline in cigarette smoking over the years, tobacco remains a health risk for many people, with nearly 28 percent of adults regularly using one or more of an assortment of products, according to results of a major national study led by Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, is collecting information from 46,000 tobacco and non-tobacco users in 150 randomly selected counties in the United States to better understand how they are using the products.
The statistical analysis provides a baseline for examining trends as individuals are followed over time.

And, one finding so far sticks out as surprising: that so many people — 40 percent overall in the study — use at least two tobacco products. The most common combinations included cigarettes with e-cigarettes, cigarillos or a hookah.

Is it 28% of adults…

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