The trend is less pronounced than would have liked the government.
Typically, 19 percent of adults admitted to having smoked in the past year, against 21 percent in 2005. Only 8 per cent of smokers now burn 30 or more cigarettes every day, against 13 percent previously.
The study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the comparison between last year and 2005 means that three million adults now smoking less engaged.
The Director of CDC, Dr. Thomas Frieden believes that any downward trend is a step in the right direction. He recalls, however, there is no need to smoke to suffer from diseases associated with smoking.