Survey Suggests Nearly 40 Percent of Smokers Lie

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Are Americans smoking less or are people not being honest about it? That is the question.

Whereas 42 percent of U.S. adults admitted to smoking 50 years ago, that number has since decreased to 18 percent today. What’s the reason?

A new survey of 546 adult smokers over the age of 21 suggests “38 percent of traditional cigarette smokers have lied about smoking.” Why the lies?

More than half of those surveyed by research company Toluna on behalf of e-cigarette company V2 Cigs cover up their habit because they find it embarrassing, while 14 percent lied because they’d unsuccessfully attempted to give up cigarettes.

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