CDC: Smoking reaches all-time low during pandemic
The first year of the pandemic saw more Americans drinking heavily or using illicit drugs, but apparently not smoking.
U.S. cigarette smoking dropped to a new all-time low in 2020.
One in eight adults said they were current smokers.
The CDC report finds adult e-cigarette use also dropped. The study finds 19% of Americans used at least one tobacco product in 2020. That’s down from about 21% in 2019.
Use of cigars, smokeless tobacco and pipes was flat.
E-cigarette usage went down to 3.7%. That’s down from 4.5% the year before.