Adult Smoking by State, 2015 | American Lung Association

Adult Smoking by State, 2015

State Current   Tried To Quit   Former   Never
Alabama 777,400   21.4%   489,300   63.2%   830,600   2,023,700
Alaska 103,000   19.1%   61,900   60.1%   144,400   291,800
Arizona 698,000   14.0%   393,600   56.9%   1,243,900   3,028,300
Arkansas 543,000   24.9%   361,500   67.0%   525,200   1,114,000
California 3,132,800   11.7%   1,771,900   57.6%   6,169,900   17,523,100
Colorado 602,800   15.6%   365,100   61.1%   1,025,900   2,223,900
Connecticut 360,600   13.5%   213,400   59.4%   734,000   1,579,900
Delaware 124,400   17.4%   73,800   59.5%   193,600   398,400
District of Columbia 83,900   16.0%   57,000   68.2%   112,800   327,600
Florida 2,407,200   15.8%   1,556,900   64.9%   4,263,400   8,562,600
Georgia 1,300,400   17.7%   840,000   64.7%   1,659,200   4,396,200
Hawaii 150,800   14.1%   90,300   60.2%   270,400   648,700
Idaho 163,500   13.8%   92,100   56.7%   278,900   738,500
Illinois 1,452,900   15.1%   882,800   61.0%   2,342,000   5,808,200
Indiana 997,500   20.6%   577,500   58.0%   1,239,100   2,616,600
Iowa 418,900   18.1%   236,300   56.4%   594,500   1,306,400
Kansas 367,500   17.7%   201,800   55.1%   500,700   1,206,100
Kentucky 861,000   25.9%   456,600   53.3%   834,000   1,623,500
Louisiana 734,300   21.9%   442,900   60.5%   753,900   1,868,400
Maine 203,300   19.5%   116,300   57.3%   330,200   511,000
Maryland 678,100   15.1%   394,200   58.6%   1,047,800   2,759,500
Massachusetts 708,000   14.0%   426,500   60.7%   1,359,600   2,992,500
Michigan 1,541,500   20.7%   962,500   62.6%   1,959,000   3,945,600
Minnesota 665,100   16.2%   380,000   57.5%   1,093,800   2,344,700
Mississippi 495,600   22.5%   336,600   68.1%   468,800   1,233,600
Missouri 1,019,400   22.3%   591,800   58.3%   1,185,100   2,375,800
Montana 149,000   18.9%   81,200   55.2%   214,100   424,900
Nebraska 237,200   17.1%   139,600   59.1%   338,000   811,900
Nevada 377,300   17.5%   246,200   65.5%   550,100   1,222,600
New Hampshire 163,300   15.9%   95,400   58.6%   310,800   552,400
New Jersey 899,000   13.5%   565,400   63.1%   1,675,300   4,070,400
New Mexico 265,400   17.5%   164,500   62.2%   374,600   874,500
New York 2,232,400   15.2%   1,403,200   63.1%   3,550,600   8,885,400
North Carolina 1,431,100   19.0%   899,300   62.8%   1,943,900   4,159,900
North Dakota 105,900   18.7%   58,700   55.8%   138,900   321,200
Ohio 1,877,100   21.6%   1,110,600   59.3%   2,128,000   4,700,700
Oklahoma 635,000   22.2%   367,500   58.1%   707,900   1,523,400
Oregon 514,000   17.1%   287,400   56.2%   810,000   1,678,800
Pennsylvania 1,758,900   18.1%   1,060,500   60.7%   2,518,300   5,425,900
Rhode Island 125,000   15.5%   75,700   60.6%   224,900   455,900
South Carolina 721,800   19.7%   452,900   62.8%   917,100   2,033,000
South Dakota 127,600   20.1%   73,400   57.6%   164,000   343,600
Tennessee 1,063,500   21.9%   603,100   56.8%   1,206,200   2,585,900
Texas 2,907,300   15.2%   1,723,400   60.0%   4,078,900   12,129,100
Utah 182,800   9.1%   103,000   56.9%   324,800   1,503,900
Vermont 78,100   16.0%   44,900   57.6%   141,600   269,000
Virginia 1,046,300   16.5%   646,500   62.1%   1,495,100   3,783,700
Washington 797,300   15.0%   453,400   57.1%   1,400,000   3,128,600
West Virginia 369,600   25.7%   205,900   55.8%   357,600   711,000
Wisconsin 748,800   17.3%   439,300   58.8%   1,133,500   2,439,700
Wyoming 83,000   19.1%   45,700   55.3%   106,300   246,000
United States 39,487,500   16.8%   23,719,300   60.4%   57,971,000   137,730,200
                       

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2015, analysed by the American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit.

Note: Never smokers reported have smoked less than 100 cigarettes in their life. Former smokers reported having smoked 100 or more cigarettes ever but none in the past 30 days. Current smokers reported having smoked 100 or more cigarettes ever and one or more cigarettes in the past 30 days. Tried to quit are current smokers who stopped smoking for one day or more in the past year because they were trying to quit. Counts rounded to hundreds.

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