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Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2001

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One of the national health objectives for the United States for 2010 is to reduce the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults to <12 % (objective 27.1a) (1). To assess progress toward this objective, CDC analyzed self-reported data from the 2001 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The findings of this analysis indicate that, in 2001, approximately 22.8 % of U.S. adults were current smokers compared with 25.0 % in 1993. During 1965–2001, smoking prevalence declined faster among non-Hispanic blacks aged>18 years than among non-Hispanic whites the same age (Figure). Preliminary data for January–March 2002 indicate a continuing decline in current smoking prevalence among adults overall (2). However, the overall decline in smoking is not occurring at a rate that will meet the national health objective by 2010. Increased emphasis on a comprehensive approach to cessatio

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