Smoking is down, but almost 38 million American adults still smoke – Infographic

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Cigarette Smoking is Down, but Almost 38 million American Adults Still Smoke

Cigarette smoking remains high among certain groups

  • Men
  • Adults 25-64 years old
  • lower education
  • Below poverty level
  • Midwest and South
  • Uninsured or Medicaid
  • Disabled
  • Serious pychological distress
  • American Indians, Alaska Natives, and multiracial
  • Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals

Strategies essential to continue reducing cigarette smoking overall:

  • Implement smoke-free laws
  • Run mass media campaigns
  • Raise tobacco prices
  • Make quit help easy to access


Page last reviewed: September 25, 2018