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New FDA Campaign Focuses On Where Smokers Purchase Cigarettes

11 January 2018

They collected data from eight surveys with information on more than 215,000 people.

The results of the research that has been conducted by the researchers of the Queen Mary University of London, have been published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

This percentage was based on 215,000 respondents of eight surveys taken across the U.S., U.K., New Zealand and Australia and compiled in the Global Health Data Exchange.

The authors of the study said the research pointed to the "remarkable hold" cigarettes can have on their users from the first try.

Researchers found that around 7 in 10 of those who said they'd ever tried a cigarette went on to smoke daily.

We know cigarettes are extremely addictive, but the science on how quickly nicotine can draw you in has been mixed.

Researchers found that 69% of people who had ever tried a cigarette had gone on to become a daily smoker, even if just temporarily.

According to the scientists, this study highlights how important is to prevent people from smoking the very first cigarette. But at the end, from those 216,000 individuals studied between 16 years, they estimated that number of people who took smoking as a daily habit was 68.9 percent.

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Smoking cost the state almost $3 billion a year in medical costs.

Based on survey results from 4 different countries - including the United Kingdom - the findings highlight how addictive tobacco cigarettes are, and the importance of ensuring that stop smoking services are made available to help people quit.

"In places like Madison County, Indiana, where there are lots of smokers who go into gas stations and convenience stores every day to buy their cigarettes", says Zeller.

In 2016, 15.5% of adults from the United Kingdom smoked - about 7.6 million people - according to the Office for National Statistics, down from 19.9% in 2010.

They revealed 17.7% of men are current smokers compared with 14.1% of women, with men smoking an average 12 cigarettes daily and women 11 per day.

Likewise, 25.8 percent of young people between 18 and 24 years old smoked in 2010.

Deborah Arnott, chief executive of the charity Action on Smoking and Health, said that this means there should be tighter government regulations on tobacco sales.

New FDA Campaign Focuses On Where Smokers Purchase Cigarettes