Kicking the Habit

Kristyn Hughes


When it comes to putting the down the cigarettes and kicking the smoking habit, many people turn to patches, gum and the not-so-easy cold turkey method. Well, something must be working because the percentage of U.S. adult smokers has decreased once again. 

The rate has steadily dropped over the years and went from 18% in 2013 to 17% last year. Many attribute this success to anti-smoking campaigns, bans on cigarettes and non-traditional ways of smoking, like E-cigarettes.

Data shows that the percentage of US adult smokers earlier in the year dropped to as low as 15% but was skewed because of the many people who abandoned their New Year’s resolutions.

According to the Post Bulletin, smoking is the leading cause of preventable illnesses. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released this information based on a national survey.