Prevalence of smoking among adults in the U.S. 2016, by age and gender

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who were current cigarette smokers as of 2016, by age and gender. In 2016, approximately 15 percent of surveyed men aged 18 to 24 years stated that they were current cigarette smokers, compared to 11.5 percent of females the same age.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who were current cigarette smokers as of 2016, by age and gender*

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Sources

Release date

January 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

Number of respondents

around 33,000 households

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Current cigarette smokers were defined as those who had smoked more than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and now smoke every day or some days.

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