Health officials, led by acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, are confidently looking toward a “tobacco-free generation.”
The Associated Press reports that recent changes have prompted officials to talk about goals such as dropping the adult smoking rate to 10 percent in the next ten years and to as low as five percent by 2050.
In January, Lushniak released an extensive report on smoking that pushed for advancing measures to control tobacco. In a later interview, he said, “We believe we have the public health tools to get us to the zero level.”