Smoking In America Today
Nearly 90 million Americans are smokers or former smokers. But the number of adults smoking traditional cigarettes is on the decline. Causes include tax hikes, smoking bans, health concerns and social stigma. Tobacco companies and others have taken notice: electronic cigarettes have become a booming business, and new research is being done to drastically lower nicotine levels in regular cigarettes. Many think these new developments could save thousands of lives, while others worry they provide a false sense of security and want the Food and Drug Administration to step in soon with new regulations on nicotine. Diane and her guests discuss the latest trends in smoking in America today.
director of Office of Smoking and Health with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
director of Center for Tobacco Products at the Food and Drug Administration.
director of Cancer Science and Trends for the American Cancer Society.
reporter for Associated Press.
president and CEO of NJOY, makers of electronic cigarettes.