The Rising Smoking Rates – From the CDC
New findings show that in 2008 the number of smokers has increased and that the public seems to be less concerned with the dangerous effects of smoking.
Many tobacco companies have managed to discount their prices to counter the influx of new cigarette taxes in order to keep people from quitting due to price increases.
The CDC survey has found that the states with the highest smoking rates are West Virginia and Indiana, with one in every four people being a smoker.
Clearly, people are less willing to try and quit smoking out of disregard for health concerns or the inability to quit on their own despite the availability of low cost methods that can help people break the smoking habit.