Smoking in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about smoking in the U.S.

This dossier presents interesting facts and figures about smoking in the United States. The health risks of smoking are proven and well-known, however a large portion of the population in the U.S. still smokes tobacco. This report provides an overview on tobacco use, health issues associated with smoking, and quitting.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Number of adult smokers in the United States 1965-2016

    • Percentage of U.S. cigarette smokers 2000-2016

    • U.S. states with highest adult smoking rates 2017

  • 2. Demographics
    • Persons who were current cigarette smokers 1999-2016 by gender

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

    • U.S. smoking prevalence among adults by ethnicity 2018

    • Cigarette use among U.S. college students as of fall 2018

    • Share of elderly U.S. adults who smoked 2013-2019

    • Prevalence of smoking among adults in the U.S. 2016, by education level

    • Prevalence of smoking among adults in the U.S. 2016, by sexual orientation

    • Share of people in the U.S. with disabilities who smoked from 2009 to 2016

    • Maternal smoking at any time during pregnancy in U.S. 2016, by age

  • 3. Adolescent smokers
    • U.S. students who smoke cigarettes, by gender and ethnicity 2017

    • U.S. high school students who smoke cigarettes, by gender and ethnicity 2017

    • U.S. high school students who smoked before age of 13, by gender and ethnicity 2017

    • Lifetime prevalence of cigarette use for grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2018

    • 30-day prevalence of cigarette use for grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 1991-2018

    • Share of U.S. high school students who used tobacco products 2018, by product

    • Share of U.S. middle school students who used tobacco products 2018, by product

  • 4. Health issues
    • Smokers' views on the harmfulness of smoking 2001-2017, by daily tobacco consumption

    • Americans' assessment of the harmfulness of second-hand smoke 2017

    • Increased health risks through smoking in the U.S. 2014

    • Share of cancer deaths due to smoking among U.S. adults 2014, by type

    • Number of lung and bronchus cancer deaths in U.S. from 1999-2015

    • Vision impairment among U.S. adults aged 45 years and older who smoked 2015-2017

    • Hypertension and high blood pressure 1988-2016

  • 5. COPD and smoking
    • Prevalence of COPD among U.S. adults as of 2017, by smoking status

    • Prevalence of COPD among U.S. adults as of 2017, by smoking status and gender

    • Prevalence of COPD among U.S. adults as of 2017, by smoking status and age

    • Prevalence of COPD among U.S. adults as of 2017, by smoking status and ethnicity

    • COPD among U.S. adults as of 2017, by smoking status and urban-rural status

    • COPD prevalence among current smokers in the U.S. 2017, by state

    • COPD prevalence among former smokers in the U.S. 2017, by state

    • COPD prevalence among non-smokers in the U.S. 2017, by state

  • 6. Quitting
    • U.S. smokers' desire to quit 2001-2017, by daily tobacco consumption

    • U.S. adults that used an app to quit smoking 2017

    • U.S. health care workers that used an app to quit smoking 2017

    • Share of U.S. employers that offered select wellness programs in 2019

    • Substance abuse treatment centers offering tobacco cessation programs U.S. 2016

    • Substance abuse centers that offered tobacco cessation programs U.S. 2016, by type

    • Mental health treatment centers offering tobacco cessation programs U.S. 2016

    • Mental health centers that offered tobacco cessation programs U.S. 2016, by type

  • 7. Miscellaneous
    • U.S. spending on tobacco control and health costs versus tobacco revenues 2019

    • U.S. costs due to abuse of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription opioids 2017

    • Survey on the legality of smoking in public 2017

    • Survey on the legality of smoking 2017

    • U.S. youth who were exposed to secondhand smoke 2013-2016, by age and gender

    • U.S. youth exposed to secondhand smoke 2013-2016, by age and smokers in home

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