Tobacco can have a greater impact on some population groups than others. Through tobacco industry marketing and targeting, some groups experience higher tobacco use rates. Find out how tobacco impacts different populations and get information on tobacco industry marketing and the latest tobacco use trends in the U.S.

  • Tobacco Use in Racial and Ethnic Populations
    Tobacco use is more common in some racial and ethnic groups than others. Find out which groups are more likely to smoke.
  • Women and Tobacco Use
    Find out how many women smoke in different populations, how tobacco use harms women's health and how the tobacco industry has targeted women.
  • Behavioral Health Disorders
    Individuals with behavioral health disorders smoke at higher rates than the rest of the population. Find out what tobacco use looks like for people with different behavioral health disorders.
  • Tobacco Industry Marketing
    Learn more about how the tobacco industry targets youth and other populations to market its deadly products.

Tobacco Trends Brief

See descriptions, figures, and detailed tables on trends and current patterns of the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products among adults and children.

Learn about the American Lung Association's programs to help you or a loved one quit smoking, and join our advocacy efforts to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. Visit or call the Lung HelpLine at 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872).

Empower Your Community

The American Lung Association is increasing its effort to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate resources to reduce commercial tobacco use among specific communities in the United States Over the past several decades, the growing understanding of tobacco-related disparities among specific communities and individuals has led the American Lung Association to prioritize the development and implementation of innovative approaches to righting historical injustices.
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