Cigarette Smoking Comparisons and Disparities

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

 
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Smoking Rates by Age

 
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Smoking Rates by Race/Ethnicity

 

Menthol Brand Preference among Current Smokers

 
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Smoking Rates by Education

 
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Smoking Rates by Income

 

Based on 2014 poverty thresholds from the Census Bureau, which depend on size and age composition of family.

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Smoking Rates by Sexual Identity

 
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Smoking Rates by Health Insurance Coverage

 
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Smoking Rates by Urban vs Rural Residency

 
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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.

 
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Page last updated: March 19, 2020

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