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  • Smoking Trends
    • Overall

      • Smoking rates have fallen:
      • » 65% among adults, from 42.6% in 1965 to 15.1% in 2015. Data table
      • » 70% among youth, from 36.4% in 1997 to 10.8% in 2015. Data table
    • Cessation

        The 36.5 million current smokers in 2015 was the first time there were less than 40 million current smokers in the United States since modern records began.
    • Cigarettes Per Day

      • From 1974 to 2015, among current smokers: Data table
      • » Smoking more than 24 cigarettes a day decreased 75% from 25% to 6%.
      • » Smoking 15-24 cigarettes a day decreased 31% from 43% to 30%.
      • » Smoking less than 15 cigarettes a day increased 102% from 32% to 64%.
    • Cigarettes Per Day

      • From 1974 to 2015, among current smokers: Data table
      • » Smoking more than 24 cigarettes a day decreased 75% from 25% to 6%.
      • » Smoking 15-24 cigarettes a day decreased 31% from 43% to 30%.
      • » Data on current smoking only goes back so far. For earlier periods, per capita consumption of cigarettes provides another useful measure of smoking behavior.

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