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The number of people who smoke is on the decline, as a 2018 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that the percentage of adults in the United States who smoke cigarettes declined from roughly 21 percent in 2005 to 15.5 percent in 2016.That decline has no doubt helped reduce overall cancer death rates, XLSYKL XLI ½KYVIW VIKEVHMRK WQSOMRK VIPEXIH HIEXLW EVI still staggering.According to the CDC, smoking accounts for more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States.The 2018 report from the CDC indicates that men (17.5 percent) are more likely than women (13.5 percent) to smoke cigarettes. In addition, the report notes a correlatio­n between education and the likelihood of smoking cigarettes.While smoking was PS[IWX EQSRK TISTPI [LS LEH KVEHYEXI HIKVIIW [MXL SRP] ½ZI SYX SJ IZIV] such adults being smokers, smoking rates were highest (40.6 percent) among adults [MXL KVEHYEXI IHYGEXMSR HIKVII GIVXM½GEXIW SV +)(W ;LMPI TISTPI [LS LEH RS LMKL WGLSSP HMTPSQE [IVI PIWW PMOIP] XS WQSOI GMKEVIXXIW XLER +)( VIGMTMIRXW XLI '(' report found that smoking rates declined the more education people received.

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