U.S. Adults Smoking Fewer Cigarettes Than Ever

U.S. Adults Smoking Fewer Cigarettes Than Ever

According to a recent report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of cigarette smoking among adults in the U.S. is on the decline.

Recent data estimated that only 14 percent of U.S. adults are smoking cigarettes. This data was collected in 2017 and marks a downward trend from 2016 where the figure stood at 15.5 percent. This is the lowest number of cigarette smokers recorded in the U.S. and marks a 67-percent drop from 1965. Breaking down the numbers even further, those between the ages of 18 and 24 years accounted for 10 percent of cigarette smokers in 2017, down 13 percent from 2016.

The same study revealed that in 2017, one in five adults in the U.S. used a tobacco product. While cigarettes were the most used tobacco product, it was followed by cigars, cigarillos and filtered little cigars, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and pipes and hookahs. An estimated 19 percent of U.S. adults used two or more tobacco products from the list with the most common combination being cigarettes and e-cigarettes.