Adult Cigarette Smoking Rate Trend by Sex, Race, and Age

Adult Smoking Rate Trends By Sex, Race, and Age
  1965 1970 1974 1980 1985 1990 1995 1997 † 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 % Change 1965-2022 % Change 1997-2022
Total 42.4 37.4 37.1 33.2 30.1 25.5 24.7 24.7 24.1 23.5 23.3 22.8 22.5 21.6 20.9 20.9 20.6 19.8 20.6 20.6 19.3 19.0 18.1 17.8 16.8 15.1 15.5 14.0 13.7 14.0 12.5 11.5 11.6 -72.6 -53.0
Sex
Male 51.9 44.1 43.1 37.6 32.6 28.4 27.0 27.6 26.4 25.7 25.7 25.2 25.2 24.1 23.4 23.9 23.6 22.3 23.1 23.5 21.5 21.6 20.5 20.5 18.8 16.7 17.5 15.8 15.6 15.3 14.1 13.1 13.2 -74.5 -52.1
Female 33.9 31.5 32.1 29.3 27.9 22.8 22.6 22.1 22.0 21.5 21.0 20.7 20.0 19.2 18.5 18.1 17.8 17.4 18.3 17.9 17.3 16.5 15.8 15.3 14.8 13.6 13.5 12.2 12.0 12.7 11.0 10.1 10.0 -70.4 -54.6
Race
Non-Hispanic
White 42.1 37.0 36.4 32.9 29.6 25.6 25.6 25.3 25.0 24.3 24.1 24.0 23.6 22.7 22.2 21.9 21.8 21.5 22.0 22.2 21.1 20.7 19.8 19.5 18.3 16.6 16.7 15.3 15.0 15.5 13.3 12.9 12.7 -69.9 -50.0
Black 45.8 41.4 44.0 36.9 34.9 26.2 25.8 26.7 24.7 24.3 23.2 22.3 22.4 21.5 20.2 21.5 22.6 19.8 21.3 21.3 20.5 19.6 18.2 18.5 17.8 16.8 16.9 15.1 14.6 14.9 14.4 11.7 14.2 -68.9 -46.7
American Indian/ Alaska Native NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 34.1 40.0 40.8 36.0 32.7 40.8 39.7 33.4 32.0 32.2 36.4 32.4 23.2 31.4 31.5 21.8 26.1 29.2 21.9 34.1 24.6 25.9 20.9 27.1 19.0 19.3 NA -43.4
Asian NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 16.9 13.7 15.1 14.4 12.4 13.3 11.7 11.3 13.3 10.3 9.6 9.9 12.0 9.2 9.9 10.7 9.6 9.5 7.0 9.4 7.0 7.4 7.2 8.0 5.4 4.6 NA -72.8
Hispanic NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 20.4 19.1 18.1 18.6 16.7 16.7 16.4 15.0 16.2 15.1 13.3 15.8 14.5 12.5 12.9 12.5 12.1 11.2 10.1 10.7 9.9 9.8 8.8 8.0 7.7 8.0 NA -61.0
Age
18-24 45.5 38.0 37.8 33.3 29.3 24.5 24.8 28.7 27.9 27.9 26.8 26.9 28.5 23.9 23.6 24.4 23.7 22.2 21.4 21.8 20.1 18.9 17.3 18.7 16.7 13.0 13.1 10.4 7.8 8.0 7.4 5.3 4.9 -89.3 -83.1
25-44 51.2 44.6 44.5 37.8 34.8 29.7 28.6 28.6 27.5 27.3 27.0 25.8 25.7 25.6 23.8 24.1 23.2 22.8 23.7 24.0 22.0 22.1 21.6 20.1 20.0 17.7 17.6 16.1 16.5 16.7 14.1 12.6 12.5 -75.6 -56.3
45-64 41.6 38.6 37.7 35.6 31.6 27.0 25.5 24.4 25.0 23.3 24.0 23.8 22.7 22.0 22.4 21.9 21.5 21.0 22.5 21.9 21.1 21.4 19.5 19.9 18.0 17.0 18.0 16.5 16.3 17.0 14.9 14.9 15.1 -63.7 -38.2
≥65 17.9 16.1 17.3 17.2 16.0 12.8 13.0 12.0 10.9 10.6 9.7 10.1 9.3 9.1 8.8 8.6 10.0 8.3 9.3 9.5 9.5 7.9 8.9 8.8 8.5 8.4 8.8 8.2 8.4 8.2 9.0 8.3 8.7 -51.7 -27.9

Source:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey 1965-2022. Analysis for years 1997-2022 by the American Lung Association Research Team using SPSS software.

  • NA - Not Available
  • † Due to the redesign of the NHIS survey in 1997, comparisons with data from prior years must be conducted with caution.

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