Smoking in the U.S. Hits All-Time Low as Teens Ditch Habit

Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low, according to new government figures, with only around 14 percent of U.S. adults being classified as smokers last year. That’s down from 16 percent in 2016. The figures also show that teenagers aren’t interested in smoking, with only around 9 percent of high-school students being listed as smokers, which is also a new low. In total, the number of smokers in the U.S. is estimated to be at around 30 million adults. K. Michael Cummings, of the tobacco research program at Medical University of South Carolina, said: “Everything is pointed in the right direction.”