There is no surprise that smoking is bad for you. We have known that for years. Stop smoking has been the message.

The good news is that message has been working.

According to the CDC, the number of Americans who smoke cigarettes just hit an all time low!

Give yourself a pat on the back.

Around 14% of adults now smoke every day or some days. That is actually down from 15.5% two years ago. Smoking is down 67% since 1965.

Of course we still have a way to go. It is the top preventable cause of death in the country. It actually kills about 480,000 people each year. The good news is that we are moving in the right direction.

Any time we can go down in this category is a good day!

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