09/08/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Atlanta – The rate of adult smokers in the U.S. has yet to see a decline in approximately six years. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), statistics show that the rate remains at one in five adults, or over an estimated 46 million adults in the country amid anti-tobacco campaign funding cuts.
Advocates are reportedly calling on governments on local, state, and national levels to do more to aid in combating the issue of decreasing the smoking rates for adults and teens. Nancy Brown, chief executive of the American Heart Association, is quoted by the AP as saying in a statement, “Without bold action by our elected officials, too many lives, young and old, will suffer needlessly from chronic illness and burdensome health care expenses.”
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