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Feedback at 5:00: Cigarette Smoking In The US

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United States health officials are predicting an end to cigarette smoking in America.

They say the adult smoking rate will drop to 10% in the next decade and to 5% or lower by 2050.

18% of Americans say they are currently smokers.

The predictions come after the acting US Surgeon General Boris Lushniak recently released a report, pushing for stepped-up tobacco control measures.

Lushniak says one of every three cancers in the US is caused by smoking.

Do you think realistically the US will ever see a smoking rate below 5%? 

It's tonight's Feedback at 5:00.

 

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