Tobacco use among those who served/not in U.S. military 2015-2016

This statistic shows the percentage of those who have served/not served in the U.S. military who used tobacco, in 2015-2016. It was found that those who had served in the U.S. military were more likely to smoke cigarettes than those who had not served.

Percentage of Americans who used tobacco in 2015-2016, by military service

ServedDid not serve
Smoking19.9%16.6%
Smokeless tobacco8.7%3.5%
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Sources

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015 and 2016

Number of respondents

around 400,000

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Data do not distinguish between those currently serving and those who have been discharged, the nature of discharges, involvement in active combat, or the era in which one served.
Figures represent self-reported smokers (smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently smoke).

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