Lifetime prevalence of cigarette use for grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2019

This statistic shows the lifetime prevalence of cigarette use amongst grade 8, 10 and 12 students combined from 1991 to 2019. In 2019, it was found that 15.3 percent of students in these grade levels reported that they had smoked cigarettes at some time in their life already.

Lifetime prevalence of cigarette use for grades 8, 10 and 12 combined from 1991 to 2019

Percentage of respondents
201915.3%
201816.1%
201717%
2016 18.2%
2015 21.1%
2014 22.9%
2013 25.6%
2012 27%
2011 28.7%
2010 30.9%
2009 31.2%
2008 31.3%
2007 33.3%
2006 35%
2005 37.4%
2004 39.6%
2003 40.8%
2002 44.2%
2001 49.1%
2000 51.8%
1999 54.5%
1998 56%
1997 57.4%
1996 57.8%
1995 55.8%
1994 54.6%
1993 54%
1992 53%
199153.5%
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1991 to 2019

Special properties

8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students

Supplementary notes

Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991).

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