Study finds relatively high usage of tobacco products


Last updated 3/16/2018 at 11:24am

A CDC study found that Native Americans and Alaskan Indians smoke at higher numbers than other American races.

ATLANTA, Ga.-A new report released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that although significant progress has been made in reducing overall commercial tobacco product use among Americans, disparities persist, with American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) having one of the highest cigarette smoking prevalences of all racial/ethnic groups.

The findings based on five years of studies revealed that tobacco product use was significantly higher among American Indians and Alaska Natives than among non-AI/ANs-including whites, blacks, Pacific islanders; Hispanic, A...

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