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Fact of the Week: 5 May 2014

20% of Adults Aged 45-64 Are Cigarette Smokers

"In 2012, prevalence of cigarette smoking was significantly higher among persons aged 18-24 years (17.3%), 25-44 years (21.6%), and 45-64 years (19.5%) than among those aged 65+ years (8.9%)," according to a 2014 analysis of National Health Interview Survey data.
Agaku, I. T., King, B. A., & Dube, S. R. (2014). Current cigarette smoking among adults - United States, 2005-2012 MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 63(2), 29-34. Retrieved from
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