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  • US smokers are cutting down
  • US smokers are cutting down
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US smokers are cutting down

As journalist Giles Coren notes, smoking is so last century. Not only is the number of smokers continuously declining, but the amount they are smoking is dropping too. In the '90s, more than half of American smokers had a pack-a-day habit, but that number has now fallen to an all-time low of 26%.



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