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.

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

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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Source

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

Supplementary notes

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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