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Life
Expectancy
Back on
the Rise
GOOD NEWS-
life expectancy of
Americans ticked
up just a bit in
2018, according to
the most recent
numbers available.
That's reassuring,
because the average life span had
decreased or stayed
steady since 2014.
Experts credit fewer
deaths from cancer
and unintentional
injuries, a category that includes
drug overdoses.

ILLUSTRATION BY GETTY IMAGES

78.7
years
Life expectancy
at birth in 2018
in the U.S.
Source: Centers for
Disease Control
and Prevention

Smoking Among U.S.
Adults at All-Time Low
FEWER U.S. ADULTS ARE SMOKING
cigarettes than ever, with just
13.7 percent lighting up in 2018,
according to the Centers
for Disease Control
and Prevention.
That represents

a decline of 67 percent since
the surgeon general issued the
first Smoking and Health report
in 1964, warning of the health
dangers of smoking.
By contrast, other tobacco products saw increases: E-cigarette use
rose from 2.8 percent to 3.2 percent, driven by increases among
18- to 24-year-olds, and smokeless
tobacco use went from 2.1 percent
to 2.4 percent among adults.

ACT ON IT

For help to quit
smoking, check out
the "Tips from Former
Smokers" campaign by
the CDC at cdc.gov/
tobacco/campaign/
tips. The CDC also
runs a hotline that can
help you create a plan
and get medications
to help you quit:
800-QUIT-NOW
(800-784-8669).

Cigarette smoking
is the leading cause
of preventable disease
and death in the U.S.
Source: Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention

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