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Trends in Current Cigarette Smoking Among High School Students and Adults, United States, 1965–2014

Trends in Current Cigarette Smoking Among High School Students and Adults, United States, 1965–2014

Students* (%) Adults** (%)
1965 42.4
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970 37.4
1971
1972
1973
1974 37.1
1975
1976
1977
1978 34.1
1979
1980 33.2
1981
1982
1983 32.1
1984
1985 30.1
1986
1987 28.8
1988
1989
1990 25.5
1991 27.5
1992
1993 30.5 25
1994
1995 34.8 24.7
1996
1997 36.4 24.7
1998
1999 34.8 23.5
2000
2001 28.5 22.8
2002 22.5
2003 21.9 21.6
2004 20.9
2005 23 20.9
2006 20.8
2007 20 19.8
2008 20.6
2009 19.5 20.6
2010 19.3
2011 18.1 19.0
2012 18.1
2013 15.7 17.8
2014 16.8
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*Percentage of high school students who smoked cigarettes on 1 or more of the 30 days preceding the survey. Data first collected in 1991. (Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 1991–2013).

**Percentage of adults who are current cigarette smokers (National Health Interview Survey, 1965–2014).

 


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