Adult Tobacco Use Statistics
Cigarette smoking prevalence is among the topics covered by the Early Release Program which publishes selected estimates from the NHIS on a quarterly basis. To access this information, click on the data year of interest (full or partial) and scroll down to "Current Smoking."
Cigarettes smoking estimates from the NHIS are published in selected NCHS Series 10 reports, including "Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults" (published annually) and "Health Behaviors of Adults," (published tri-annually.)
This new report series, introduced by NCHS in 2008, provides information about current health topics in a straightforward format. Future reports may include tobacco-related topics.
This report series, introduced by NCHS in June, 2008, replaced the Advance Data Reports series. Future reports may include tobacco-related topics.
Smoking statistics have been published in selected reports. Review report titles to identify reports of interest. This report series was discontinued mid-year 2008 and was replaced with the National Health Statistics Reports series.
Health E-Stats are web-published NCHS reports that cover a variety of health topics, including tobacco use.
This annual report to Congress contains several tables showing estimates of tobacco use based on data from the NHIS Sample Adult interview. Go to the most recent edition of Health, United States. Go to the PDF document titled "Trend tables." Then go to the section entitled "Health Determinants and Measures of Health." These files are large and may take some time to download.
Tobacco Use is Focus Area #27. It is also one of the leading health indicators tracked by the Healthy People Program.
Tobacco use is among the national health objectives for the year 2020. Information about the objectives and progress toward meeting them can be accessed from the Healthy People website:
The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service has focused the Nation's attention on important public health issues. Reports of the Surgeon General on the adverse health consequences of smoking triggered nationwide efforts to prevent tobacco use. The Office on Smoking and Health Website contains an archive of published reports by the Surgeon General.
Cigarette smoking among adults is among the topics covered by the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR). Selected estimates on cigarette smoking are published annually. Click on the link above, select the year of interest, and search for "Cigarette Smoking Among Adults".
Cigarette smoking is among the topics covered in the National Vital Statistics Reports (NVSR). Click on the link above and search for “smoking.” This report series was initiated in 1998. It replaced the Monthly Vital Statistics (MVSR) series.
Cigarette smoking among adults is among the topics covered in supplements to the Monthly Vital Statistics Reports (MVSR). Selected estimates on cigarette smoking are available in the following reports: Vol. 21, No. 3 and Vol. 18, No. 9. This series was discontinued in 1998 and was replaced with the National Vital Statistics (NVSR) series.
A report of recent findings from CDC’s tobacco monitoring systems - Published annually.
- Page last reviewed: November 6, 2015
- Page last updated: December 9, 2011
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