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Adult Tobacco Use Infographics

Major Disparities in Adult Cigarette Smoking Exist Among and Within Racial and Ethnic Groups


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

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

FOOTNOTE:
www.cdc.gov/quit


 


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