Maryland's Tobacco Resource Center - Linking Professionals to Best Practices

US Cigarette Smoking Trends 2005-2015

November
2016

Between 2005 and 2015 the proportion of cigarette smoking US adults declined from 20.9% to 15.1%; however, disparities among groups persisted. Some groups with higher rates of cigarette smoking included men, Native American/ Alaska Native, those below the federal poverty level, the uninsured or insured through Medicaid, disabled, members of the LGB community, and those with serious psychological distress.  Among current smokers, the number of daily smoker decreased, while the number of those who smoked some days increased.  Of daily smokers, the mean number of cigarettes smoked daily declined from 16.7 to 14.2.