CDC: Smoking rates have hit all-time low

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNN) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports cigarette smoking rates have hit an all-time low.

The number of smokers dropped about 15 percent from 45 million to nearly 37 million between 2005 and 2015.

Although the CDC is happy with the numbers, the department’s work is not done.

They say nearly half of all cancer diagnosis are still linked to tobacco use.

The CDC also says smoking rates are highest among men, particularly black men.