Adults With Disabilities

Know the Facts

In the United States, 1 in 4 (an estimated 61.4 million) adults have a functional disability, meaning that they reported having serious difficulty with hearing, vision, cognition, mobility, self-care, and/or independent living.*

Adults with disabilities are more likely to smoke cigarettes than those without disabilities.

  • Nearly 1 in 5 (19.8%) U.S. adults who have disabilities smokes cigarettes compared with 11.8% of adults without disabilities.

If you smoke, you are at increased risk for a smoking-related illness and death. Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of disease and death.

Studies show that providing access to quit-smoking programs can reduce rates of tobacco smoking and tobacco-related diseases and death.

Learn what percent of people currently smoke cigarettes, both in the United States overall and among specific populations.

Real Stories: People Featured in Tips®

Learn more about all Tips participants, including stories from people living with disabilities who quit smoking, in our Real Stories section.

Free Quitting Resources
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Quit Smoking Medications

There are 7 quit-smoking medicines approved by the FDA. Explore ways to get free or reduced cost quit-smoking medicines from your health insurance, health plan, or other sources.

Real Stories: People Featured in Tips®

Learn more about all Tips participants, including stories from people living with disabilities who quit smoking, in our Real Stories section.

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