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Adult Cigarette Smoking by State

Adult Cigarette Smoking by State

State Current   Tried to Quit   Former Never
Alabama 761,140 20.9% 477,936 63.2% 851,061 2,024,858
Alaska 111,288 21.0% 62,325 56.4% 135,547 282,910
Arizona 796,004 15.6% 466,429 59.0% 1,262,624 3,058,722
Arkansas 491,610 22.3% 298,202 61.3% 563,476 1,150,802
California 3,203,562 11.3% 1,870,042 58.9% 6,293,776 18,762,085
Colorado 587,137 14.6% 348,676 59.7% 1,026,635 2,399,606
Connecticut 338,849 12.7% 217,014 64.6% 690,880 1,631,877
Delaware 124,011 17.0% 80,920 65.6% 182,470 421,711
District of Columbia 78,869 14.3% 48,946 62.2% 101,374 369,510
Florida 2,577,420 16.1% 1,579,560 61.6% 3,991,988 9,447,002
Georgia 1,307,100 17.5% 766,766 58.7% 1,521,537 4,660,276
Hawaii 136,408 12.8% 78,377 57.6% 284,632 645,201
Idaho 176,982 14.3% 96,202 54.5% 294,300 762,097
Illinois 1,466,080 15.5% 839,248 57.4% 2,185,142 5,832,199
Indiana 1,059,118 21.8% 591,113 55.9% 1,190,558 2,613,609
Iowa 400,049 17.1% 210,459 52.7% 576,456 1,365,701
Kansas 360,137 17.4% 204,313 57.1% 504,098 1,207,388
Kentucky 820,721 24.6% 463,892 56.6% 853,098 1,663,337
Louisiana 776,192 23.1% 496,671 64.4% 772,236 1,818,887
Maine 179,036 17.3% 98,213 55.1% 327,987 527,664
Maryland 619,227 13.8% 370,727 60.2% 983,806 2,868,717
Massachusetts 717,716 13.7% 407,860 57.2% 1,315,564 3,217,937
Michigan 1,441,675 19.3% 862,087 59.9% 1,995,233 4,031,034
Minnesota 594,930 14.5% 321,262 54.2% 1,079,804 2,424,375
Mississippi 472,648 22.2% 264,717 56.1% 459,365 1,198,339
Missouri 948,726 20.8% 490,983 52.0% 1,177,901 2,440,044
Montana 138,198 17.2% 72,063 52.4% 219,520 447,717
Nebraska 214,738 15.4% 119,034 55.6% 343,343 836,857
Nevada 394,177 17.6% 213,046 54.7% 537,040 1,310,157
New Hampshire 161,207 15.7% 90,185 56.1% 312,105 555,758
New Jersey 914,841 13.7% 581,483 63.9% 1,684,792 4,059,118
New Mexico 264,465 17.5% 154,190 58.6% 361,383 886,624
New York 2,058,331 14.1% 1,224,816 59.6% 3,371,378 9,177,289
North Carolina 1,320,956 17.2% 777,239 59.0% 1,989,751 4,371,713
North Dakota 103,343 18.3% 55,925 54.6% 141,110 321,202
Ohio 1,842,396 21.1% 1,004,594 54.6% 2,129,124 4,747,215
Oklahoma 576,977 20.1% 341,869 59.4% 702,843 1,583,890
Oregon 504,603 16.1% 274,275 55.0% 807,163 1,824,790
Pennsylvania 1,837,177 18.7% 1,053,040 57.7% 2,638,284 5,323,118
Rhode Island 120,811 14.9% 73,633 61.6% 230,295 457,003
South Carolina 711,229 18.8% 425,822 60.3% 1,001,709 2,072,533
South Dakota 124,347 19.3% 70,310 56.6% 165,559 355,085
Tennessee 1,119,838 22.6% 614,073 54.9% 1,175,962 2,650,681
Texas 3,139,192 15.7% 2,030,728 65.0% 3,970,863 12,872,578
Utah 188,767 8.9% 108,302 57.9% 318,801 1,618,164
Vermont 76,344 15.8% 44,951 59.1% 142,411 264,013
Virginia 1,047,461 16.4% 624,710 60.2% 1,518,906 3,829,491
Washington 747,860 13.5% 441,815 59.5% 1,507,839 3,288,501
West Virginia 370,689 26.0% 206,010 55.9% 373,876 680,784
Wisconsin 689,747 16.0% 350,171 50.8% 1,102,242 2,512,271
Wyoming 82,278 18.7% 46,852 57.2% 114,056 243,116
United States 39,002,100 16.4% 22,973,300 59.2% 58,368,700 140,810,100
State Current   Tried to Quit   Former Never

Source:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2017, analysed by the American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit.

  • 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.

    Page Last Updated: January 24, 2019

    • Sources
      1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1965-2017. Analysis performed by the American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit using SPSS software.
      2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Youth Tobacco Survey, 2011-2017. Analysis by the American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit using SPSS software. 2002-2009 from MMWRs.
      3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2017. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. June 15, 2018; 67(SS-08).
      4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Office of Applied Studies. National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2017.
      5. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. 2014.
      6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, 2017. Analysis by the American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit using SPSS software.
      7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2017.
      8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Youth Tobacco Survey, 2017.
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