Good news for the country:
Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes, and those who still smoke have cut back on the number of cigarettes they smoke, but the rate of decline has begun to slow, health experts said on Tuesday.
The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows 19.3 percent of American adults over age 18 — roughly 45 million people — smoked in 2010, down from 20.9 percent in 2005.
Too bad we aren’t quitting with the rest of the country. I ran a quick report of Dawn Farm’s residential discharges for 2010 and more than 86% were smokers at admission. The good news is that more people are trying to quit while in treatment and this is associated with eventual quitting. However, the smoking rate to still way too high.