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Smoking rates in Indian Country continue to top the nation


Smoking rates among American Indians and Alaska Natives continue to outpace the rest of the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

Cigarette use is on the decline in the United States. According to the CDC, 16.8 percent of Americans reported using cigarettes on a regular basis last year, down from 20.9 percent in 2005.

"Cigarette smoking was significantly lower in 2014 (16.8%) than in 2013 (17.8%)," researchers wrote in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


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