Smokers quit quitting

December 2007
Pharmaceutical Representative;Dec2007, Vol. 37 Issue 12, p11
The article reports on the cigarette smoking issues in the U.S. A government report reveals the steady decline in the national smoking rate between 2004 and 2006. The 1964 rate of American smokers at 42% declined to 24.7% in 1997 and 20.9% in 2004, which became its nadir. The 2004 figure remained stable until 2006 at 21%. The reports also unveiled the power of nicotine addiction, as smoker diagnosed with a smoking-related disease still smoked more than those with other types of disease.


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