Cigarette smoking rates are not equal across demographic groups. This pages describes current cigarette smoking rates by sex, age, race/ethnicity, education, income, sexual identity, health insurance coverage, rural versus urban residency, and dual use of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes among adults.
Smoking Rates by Sex
Smoking Rates by Age
Smoking Rates by Race/Ethnicity
Menthol Brand Preference among Current Smokers
Smoking Rates by Education
Smoking Rates by Income
Based on 2014 poverty thresholds from the Census Bureau, which depend on size and age composition of family.
Smoking Rates by Sexual Identity
Smoking Rates by Health Insurance Coverage
Smoking Rates by Urban vs Rural Residency
Dual Use of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes by Adults
Current smokers have the highest rates of ever (42%) and current (11%) use of e-cigarettes, followed by former smokers (12% ever, 5% current), with the lowest e-cigarette rates (5% ever, 1% current) among never smokers.
Among current users of e-cigarettes, 50 percent also currently smoke, and 33 percent formerly smoked.
Page last updated: March 19, 2020