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Cigarette Consumption, United States, 1900–2011

Consumption of cigarettes by Americans has been steadily declining since 1980. See just how many cigarettes Americans smoke below.

Year Total no.
in billions
Per capita
>= 18 yrs.
1900 2.5 54
1905 3.6 70
1910 8.6 151
1915 17.9 285
1920 44.6 665
1925 79.8 1,085
1930 119.3 1,485
1935 134.4 1,564
1940 181.9 1,976
1945 340.6 3,449
1950 369.8 3,522
1955 396.4 3,597
1960 484.4 4,171
1965 528.8 4,259
1970 536.5 3,985
1975 607.2 4,123
1980 631.5 3,851
1985 594.0 3,461
1990 525.0 2,827
1995 487.0 2,515
2000 430.0 2,092
2001 425.0 2,051
2002 415.0 1,982
2003 400.0 1,890
2004 397.6 1,811
2005 381.0 1,717
2006 380.6 1,695
2007 361.6 1,591
2008 346.4 1,507
2009 317.7 1,367
2010 300.4 1,278
2011 292.8 1,232
Source: Tobacco Outlook Report, Economic Research Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; CDC.gov.

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