More than a third of American people have stopped smoking since launch nine years ago of an aggressive campaign to reduce the consumption of cigarettes among the population.
"Cigarettes are the leading cause of preventable premature deaths in USA and, in general, we are proud that a record number of American people are saving their lives, leaving the cigarette," declared Mr. Snuff, specialist on cancer of lung.
Anti-smoking laws adopted, including the increased cost of the packs and campaigns to inform the health hazards involving cigarettes are the main reasons by people have stopped of smoking.
After the first anti-smoking law passed in 2003, USA authorities extended the ban to smoking at the entrances of hospitals, medical centres, and last year banned smoking even in beaches, promenades, plazas and pedestrian areas.
Currently, the only places in town where smoking is allowed are the sidewalks, some parks and private homes, but increasingly homeowners forbid their tenants.