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Decline in cigarette smoking accelerated during Obama administration

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Decline in cigarette smoking accelerated during Obama administration

The rate of cigarette smoking among U.S. adults has declined substantially during the presidency of Barack Obama, according an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Author Michael Fiore, MPH ’85, writes that since 2009, smoking rates have dropped about 0.78 percentage points per year and are now at 15.3%. If this rate of decline continues, smoking prevalence will fall to zero by around 2035.

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