Adults With Disabilities
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.
- Text QUITNOW to 333888—Message and data rates may apply
- quitSTART appexternal icon—tips, information, and challenges to help you quit
*Prevalence of Disabilities and Health Care Access by Disability Status and Type Among Adults — United States, 2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2018.
*Tobacco Product Use Among Adults – United States, 2020. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2022.