Cigarette smoke rates have reached the lowest level yet, but 47 million Americans are still using some sort of tobacco-based product, asking government officials to say there is more work to do.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and the National Cancer Institute, smoking rates among adults fell to 14 percent in 2016, compared to 15.5 percent. This was recorded in national smoking rates in the first year, with a third decline from 42 percent in 1965.
The rate for young adults aged 18 to 24 fell more than the overall rate, while in 2016 it fell to 13 percent in 2017, while it was 13 percent.
However, the use of electronic cigarettes among young people is increasing, and one in five Americans is still using some kind of tobacco-based product, and 34 million people, with 47 million users still smoking. The most recent reported adult smoking rate in Kentucky is 24.5 percent.
National figures were published in the CDC's 9 November Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Using the data from the 2017 National Health Interview Questionnaire, CDC found that the use of tobacco-based products was the highest among high-school equivalent diplomas or GEDs (43 per cent), non-health insurance (31 per cent), people in Medicaid. (28 percent) or other public insurance (27 percent), lesbian, gay or bisexual people (27 percent), annual household income of $ 35,000 (26 percent), people with disabilities (25 percent) and the Midwest or South.
"The inequalities in the use of a demographic and geographical tobacco clearly show that we have a lot of work to do in states such as Kentucky," he says. A healthy Kentucky Foundation chairman and CEO said Ben Chandler, a press release. ”The latest figures show the path of health advocates: we should intensify our efforts against the tobacco industry with lower income, less education, and a minority population.“
In 2017, adults, who defined themselves as smokers, had a rate of 14 percent, while 3.8 percent said that they smoked cigars, cigars, or filtered small cigars. 2.8 percent said that they used electronic cigarettes, 2.1 percent said they used smokeless tobacco, and 1 percent said they used pipes, hookahs or hookahs. About 9 million tobacco users or 19 percent use two or more tobacco products as cigarette and e-cigarette as the most common combination.
Chandler stressed the importance of monitoring how e-cigarettes affect behavior and health.
Or The jury explains that the overall tobacco use among adults and whether it will continue to reduce or reduce its disease, or because of the explosion of young e-cigarettes, ends with a completely new generation or a whole new health problem. I said.
The CDC report requires comprehensive tobacco control programs at national, state and local levels. They point out the strategies and interventions of the FDA, such as the leri Every Trial Count ipuç campaign and the cancer institute Smokefree.gov and the free payline, and tips and smokers. (1-800-QUIT NOW).
Matthew L. Myers, President of the Tobacco-Free Children's Campaign, presented other policy recommendations.
Strate To win the fight against tobacco, policy makers at all levels must fully implement proven strategies that drive our progress, My Myers said. Or These include significant increases in tobacco tax, comprehensive smoke-free laws, well-funded tobacco prevention and release programs, forced mass media campaigns, the scope of unimpeded health insurance for tobacco abstinence treatments, and laws that raise the age of tobacco sales. 21. 21.
According to the CDC, smoking could be considered as the leading cause of preventable death and killed about 480,000 Americans per year at a cost of $ 170 billion per year for related health expenditures. About 16 million Americans suffer from a smoking-related disease.
Director of NCI . Smoking for over half a century is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, Norm said Norman E. Sharpless in a news release. Ort Quitting smoking in America will eliminate approximately one third of all cancer deaths over time. “
Kentucky Health News is an independent news service for the Rural Journalism and Social Issues Institute, supported by the Healthy Kentucky Foundation in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky.