Number of Smokers and Number of Smokers Who Have Quit
- In 2010, 43.5 million adults (19.3%) in the United States were current smokers—21.5% of men and 17.3% of women.
- In 2010, 52.4% of adult smokers stopped smoking for at least 1 day during the preceding 12 months because they were trying to quit.
- Since 2002, the number of former U.S. smokers has exceeded the number of current smokers.
For more information:
- Vital Signs: Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults Aged ≥ 18 Years—United States, 2005–2010
- Quitting Smoking Among Adults—United States, 2001–2010
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