News Long Island reports that data released by the Centers for Disease Control shows that after remaining stagnant for several years, smoking rates have decreased again since 2016.
CDC data demonstrate that between 2016 and 2017, smoking national smoking rates dropped from almost 16 percent in 2016 to just 13.9 percent in 2017. While much of the credit for the decline was attributed to years of anti-smoking messaging, the Centers for Disease Control finally gave vaping its due as a contributing factor in the smoking decrease.
While, first and foremost, it’s always good news to see smoking rates decline, it’s particularly noteworthy to see vaping acknowledged by a public health entity as a contributing factor in that decline. For every public health entity that acknowledges the reality of the continuum of risk and the effectiveness of tobacco harm reduction, hope is maintained that future regulation will be rational and respectful of the rights of American consumers to choose the tobacco cessation strategy which will work best for each individual smoker who wants to quit.
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