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Smoking Prevalence Among U.S. Adults, 1955–2013

Although cigarette smoking continues to decline in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control report that more than 3,200 people younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette each day. For those 18 years and older, find the smoking use data below.

Year Overall
Population
Males Females Whites Blacks
1955 56.9% 28.4%
1965 42.4% 51.9 33.9 42.1% 45.8%
1970 37.4 44.1 31.5 37.0 41.4
1980 33.2 37.6 29.3 32.9 36.9
1990 25.5 28.4 22.8 25.6 26.2
2000 23.3 25.7 21.0 24.1 23.2
2002 22.5 25.2 20.0 23.6 22.4
2003 21.6 24.1 19.2 22.7 21.5
2004 20.9 23.4 18.5 22.2 20.2
2007 20.8 23.9 18.0 21.9 23.0
2010 19.3 21.5 17.3 21.0 20.6
2013 17.8 20.5 15.3 19.4 18.3
Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web: www.cdc.gov.

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