Publication Abstract

Authors: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Title: Cigarette smoking among adults--United States, 1988.

Journal: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 40(44):757-9, 765

Date: 1991 Nov 08

Abstract: In 1964, the first Surgeon General's report on smoking focused on the health hazards associated with cigarette smoking. From 1965 through 1987, the overall prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults in the United States declined by approximately 0.5 percentage points per year. To determine the prevalence of smoking among adults in the United States in 1988, the Occupational Health Supplement (OHS) of CDC's National Health Interview Survey collected information on cigarette smoking from a representative sample of the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population aged greater than or equal to 18 years.