According to a new government census, the US adult smoking rates are rapidly dropping, with just about 15% of US adults declaring they’re current smokers.
American health experts state that they cannot yet prescribe e-cigarettes to the US adult population because all of the products that are on the marker right now do not come with a license for medicinal purposes, at least not until the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency does not give pass to the electronic counterparts of regular cigarettes.
The new statistics come from the Centers for Disease Control’s 2015 annual survey, which monitors a vast array of public health issues. CDC records show that smoking rates have dropped dramatically since the 1960s, when 42% of US adults were smokers.
One recent study revealed that almost half of the US population is not aware that e-cigarettes are not as harmful as old-fashioned smoking. Contrary to public beliefs, researchers found that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes. Although the electronic devices contain nicotine, the chemicals that are found in the tar of the tobacco is far more dangerous for smokers.
The new numbers are good news and it shows that America’s anti-smoking campaigns are working. But not the same thing can be said about many European countries such as Russia, where almost 60% of the population are smokers. In their effort to reduce the smoking rate further, the US Food and Drug Administration’s strategy is to begin regulating other harmful smoking products such as cigars and hookahs.
The study found that e-cigarettes vaping is perfect for those want want to stop smoking. The FDA declared that they are encouraging smokers that the nicotine such as the one found in e-cigarettes, as they are much safer and can prove to be effective in helping them to quit the bad habit.
Despite scientific evidence, the benefits of replacing traditional cigarettes with e-cigarettes are still under debate.
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