SPOTLIGHT ON SMOKING

Tobacco and nicotine use decreased for all age groups, and for both men and women, between 1999 and 2011. Some groups, such as 25-34 year olds with a high school diploma, have seen drastic decreases of 10% or more. Yet with these optimistic decreases in unhealthy habits, experts are still concerned with how new trends, such as e-cigarettes, could slow this decline. Furthermore, there is a concerning rise in tobacco and nicotine use among some groups, including older Hispanics and Boomers with less than a college education. Awareness is key to help lower use of these substances; below are some resources to consider.

SMOKING IN THE NEWS

Putting a Number on Smoking's Toll

The New York Times

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PERCENT OF AMERICANS USING TOBACCO AND NICOTINE

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