U.S. Smoking Rate Reaches Record Low

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The percentage of Americans who smoke has reached its lowest level since a Gallup poll began asking people in 1944.  

Only 16% of Americans say they smoked a cigarette last week.  The biggest decrease in smoking is among 18 to 29 year olds.  It fell from 22% in 2015 to 15%.  The age group with the highest percentage of smokers is 50-64 at 24%.  When Gallup first began asking this question, more than 4 of 10 Americans said they smoked.

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