CDC: Drop in cigarette consumption offset by increases in other forms of smoked tobacco

By Newsroom America Feeds at 2 Aug 2012

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Drop in cigarette consumption offset by increases in other forms of smoked tobacco

"Loopholes in tax structure, classification system are possible causes"

Sharp increases in total adult consumption of pipe tobacco (used for roll-your-own cigarettes) and cigarette-like cigars since 2008 have offset declines in total cigarette consumption, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/. Although total cigarette consumption continued an 11-year downward trend with a 2.5 percent decline from 2010 to 2011, dramatic increases in use of non-cigarette smoked tobacco products have slowed the long decline in overall consumption of smoked tobacco products. >Learn more http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2012/p0802_tobacco_consumption.html

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