How many people smoke?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Tobacco Treatment Specialist Eletta Hansen discusses statistics for how many people smoke.

    Host: How many people smoke?

    Eletta Hansen: About 22% of the U.S. population smoke, that is about 40 million people. Our goal as a nation is to have 12% or less smoke by the year 2010, we are doing well, we are not where we would like to be, but if you can compare the 22% that smoke today to the 50% that smoked in 1960 we are making progress with your help.