Data and Statistics

Cigarette smoking remains high among certain populations.

Cigarette smoking remains high among certain populations.

Researchers, public health managers, and states can explore data and compare prevalence estimates.

Researchers, public health managers, and states can explore data and compare prevalence estimates.

Each day, nearly 3,300 youth under the age of 18 try their 1st cigarette.

Each day, nearly 3,300 youth under the age of 18 try their 1st cigarette.

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Nearly 40 million US adults still smoke cigarettes, and about 4.7 million middle and high school students use at least one tobacco product, including e-cigarettes. Every day, more than 3,800 youth younger than 18 years smoke their first cigarette. Each year, nearly half a million Americans die prematurely of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. Another 16 million live with a serious illness caused by smoking. Each year, the United States spends nearly $170 billion on medical care to treat smoking-related disease in adults.