U.S. rates of cigarette smoking have not increased, vaping rates are rising though

A newly released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown that U.S. rates of cigarette smoking is decreasing or has stalled in recent years.

The rates of vaping, however, are purportedly continuing to rise.

According to the CDC-based report, the number of adult cigarette smokers in 2019 was close to 14 percent in America, a similar rate as reported in 2017 and 2018.

But as rates of cigarette smoking may have seemed to stall, vaping has steadily increased, up 4.5 percent from 3.2 percent in 2018.

The study was comprised of more than 30,000 people evaluated by the CDC.

In the U.S., nearly 35 million adults consume tobacco cigarettes, a health crisis that has not improved even as electronic cigarette usage has surged.

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