How harmful do you feel smoking is to adults who smoke?

Americans' assessment of the harmfulness of smoking 2017 This survey conducted in 2017 shows how American adults feel about the harmfulness of smoking. 65 percent of the respondents who smoke less than one pack of cigarettes a day stated they believe smoking to be very harmful to adults.
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Less than one packOne packMore than one pack
Very harmful65%56%51%
Somewhat harmful29%30%35%
Not too harmful3%7%8%
Not at all harmful2%5%2%
Depends1%1%2%
Less than one packOne packMore than one pack
Very harmful65%56%51%
Somewhat harmful29%30%35%
Not too harmful3%7%8%
Not at all harmful2%5%2%
Depends1%1%2%
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This survey conducted in 2017 shows how American adults feel about the harmfulness of smoking. 65 percent of the respondents who smoke less than one pack of cigarettes a day stated they believe smoking to be very harmful to adults.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
July 8-12, 2017
Number of respondents
1,009 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
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The source poses the question as follows: "In general, how harmful do you feel smoking is to adults who smoke -- very harmful, somewhat harmful, not too harmful, or not at all harmful?"

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