Fewer Americans are lighting up cigarettes, but too many of them are still laying around the house and getting heavier, according to an annual snapshot of the nation's health issued Wednesday.
Still, life expectancy in the U.S. is now at an all-time high, at 78.8 years, according to the America's Health Rankings survey.
That report found that the long-term decline in smoking rates among adults continued in 2014, with a 3 percent drop in people who say they puff regularly.
As of now, just 19 percent of U.S. adults smoke, compared with 29.5 percent when the report first started tracking data on smoking and a slew of other health, environmental and socioeconomic-related metrics in 1990.
However, after seeing a slight improvement in the obesity rate last year, that measurement increased again in 2014, continuing a disturbing upward trend over the past 25 years as obesity became a leading contributor
This year, 29.4 percent of adults were considered obese, up from 27.6 percent last year, according to the report, which is put out by the United Health Foundation, a not-for-profit group established by UnitedHealth Group.
In 1990, the obesity rate was just 11.6 percent among adults.