The findings are discussed by Reuters and it is revealed that twice the homes in the United States are smoke-free, contrasting the values 20 years back. In the 1990s, around 43% of the homes in the U.S were smoke free and between the years 2010-2011, around 83% of homes were smoke free.
Brian King, the Lead Study Author stated that this vast change is due to a shift in social norms. Nowadays, smoking around non-smokers isn’t seen as a socially acceptable behavior.
This trend gave an indication that the findings of the study is a continuum of what was discussed by the King in a CDC publication that was released previously in the month of January 2014. In a Study, it was found by King and his team that less than 20% of the Americans smoked cigarettes and findings were called a “Milestone”. As per King, tobacco efforts were galvanized and smoking rates were reduced owing to the establishment of several national efforts for discouraging tobacco use.
Two of these efforts mentioned by HealthDay are 2012 Advertising campaign called “Tips from Former Smokers” and 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This campaign was created by CDC and this is a series of several poignant videotaped stories that the past smokers who experienced disfiguring and painful treatments and side effects such as voice box removals, amputations and throat cancer, told. Even though there has been a decrease in smoking currently, secondhand smoke from cigarettes is considered to be a continuing health concern through which around 41,000 deaths are caused in non-smokers every year.
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