Age at which Americans began smoking 2013

This statistic shows the results of a 2013 survey among adult American smokers regarding the age at which they started smoking. 34 percent of respondents said in 2013 that they had started smoking when they were younger than 16 years.

Smokers: At what age did you begin smoking?

Share of respondents
Under 1634%
16 to 1840%
Over 1824%
No opinion2%
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Source

Release date

July 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 10-14, 2013

Number of respondents

338 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Smokers

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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