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Whaaaaat? We Still Have a Problem Here?

I had a wake up call recently in my California tobacco control bubble.  What was it, you may ask?

Well, many states throughout the country have made great strides when it comes to comprehensive tobacco control programs that include keeping public and common areas smoke-free.   These efforts have resulted in a nationwide decline in tobacco use over the years.  So far, so good, right?

Not quite, according to the newly released Centers for Disease Control study.   The CDC reports that 1 in 5 Americans still smoke.  While smoking rates HAVE declined over the past 4 decades, they have stabilized in the last 5 years in particular.  Here are some highlights from the study: Read More »