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Fact-of-the-Week: 28 November 2011


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Smoking Less Prevalent Among Older Workers Than Younger

"Current cigarette smoking prevalence among currently working adults decreased with increasing age (p<0.05), with 23.8% among those aged 18-24 years and 10.2% among those aged ≥65 years," according to a 2011 analysis of National Health Interview Survey data.

Syamlal, G., Mazurek, J. M., and Malarcher, A. (2011). Current cigarette smoking prevalence among working adults -- United States, 2004-2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 60(38), 1305-1309. Retrieved from www.cdc.gov.

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