As of March 14, 2016, the CDC estimated that 40 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes. Worldometers.info puts the population of the United States at 323,828,624 as of May 17th, 2016 (the day this blog was written). That means roughly 1/8 of the population is estimated to smoke cigarettes regularly in either a habitual or social setting.
Teenagers can be tough on their teeth. Their lives are busy with school, jobs, sports, clubs, social activities, and don’t always give the time or thought needed to properly maintain oral health. Not all teens have this problem, of course, but we’ve seen enough come through that it’s becoming a concerning trend.