Percent of Adult Cigarette Smokers by the Number of Cigarettes Smoked Daily

Percent of Adult Cigarette Smokers by the Number of Cigarettes Smoked Daily

  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 % Change 1974-2017
<15 31.6 29.1 31.6 34.5 40.9 42.3 42.4 45.2 45.8 46.7 48.6 51.1 50.4 51.7 52.6 55.0 55.1 58.0 58.9 59.5 60.3 63.2 65.5 63.9 64.6 65.3 106.6
15-24 43.2 42.1 41.8 42.6 39.0 39.7 39.9 39.1 38.8 38.5 37.0 36.1 37.2 36.6 35.3 34.1 34.9 32.9 33.7 31.8 33.2 30.5 28.2 29.7 28.6 29.3 -32.2
>24 25.3 28.8 26.6 22.9 20.1 18.0 17.7 15.7 15.4 14.8 14.4 12.9 12.3 11.7 12.1 10.9 10.1 9.1 7.4 8.6 6.5 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.7 5.4 -78.6
  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 % Change 1974-2017

Source:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey 1965-2017. Analysis for years 1997-2017 by the American Lung Association Research Team using SPSS software.

  • † 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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