Cigarette Smoking

Summary: Percent of current smokers, heavy smokers, recent smokers, and non-smokers in the general population

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This database contains smoking status (current, former, and those who have never smoked), smoking frequency, current smokers by gender, race, ethnicity, attempts to quit by current smokers, and cigarette consumption.  U.S. data reflect median values for all states and the District of Columbia.  As noted below, data are not available for all search combinations.  Some data are suppressed due to a small sample size.  Users should exercise caution when comparing data before and after 2010 as survey methodology changed over that period.  See Glossary and Methodology for additional information. 

  • For smoking status:

  • For smoking frequency:
    • Every day smokers is the percentage of smokers who reported ever smoking at least 100 cigarettes and who currently smoke every day.
    • Some days smokers is the percentage of smokers who reported ever smoking at least 100 cigarettes and who currently smoke on some days. The sum of every day and some days smokers equals 100 percent.


Geographic Coverage: States

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1996 - 2019

Source (APA): RAND State Statistics. (2022, October 3). Cigarette Smoking.
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Derived From: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated:  Oct. 03, 2022 Estimated next update: Oct. 01, 2023

Please enter a state.    The data source, the CDC, does not report values for all states in all years.  These are generally revised over time to include values.    All

Please enter a measure.    Includes smoking status, frequency, daily cigarette consumption, quit attempts, and smoking by race/ethnicity.  Average represent the arithmetic mean of high and low reported values.  Data are not available for all categories in all years.    All

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<li>Average represent the arithmetic mean.
<li>High value reflects the maximum of a 95% confidence interval.
<li>Low value reflects the minimum of a 95% confidence interval.
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Free users may access only the most recent year's data.

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