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US Smoking by the Numbers
The percentage of adult smokers in the US has decreased from 21.6% in 2003 to 18.5% in 2015.
The most common type of tobacco is boxed cigarettes at 70%, followed by hand-rolled cigarettes, and then cigars.
The number of tobacco related deaths has decreased from 238 to 145 per 100,000 from 1990 to 2017. With men decreasing 281 to 171 and women 200 to 122.
Breast: 3.50%, Lung: 6.08%
– Scott Gottlieb, MD, Food and Drug Administration commissioner
Perception of relative harm of vaping devices. From the Foundation’s 2017 and 2019 Global Polls, participants were asked, “Do you think smoking e-cigarettes and vaping devices are more or less harmful than smoking regular cigarettes?”
*Data from the 2017 Global Poll
30% of Americans who use nicotine or tobacco products feel too stressed in their personal lives to quit their tobacco consumption (2019 global poll)
In the US, 77.3% of e-cigarette users or those aware of vaping devices are worried that using e-cigarettes or vaping devices in the future will damage their health (2019 global poll)
68.9% of nicotine or tobacco users in the US believe that health warnings on packages are not exaggerated (2019 global poll)
90.8% of American nicotine or tobacco users believe that nicotine is addictive (2019 global poll)
56.9% of nicotine or tobacco product users in the US believe that tobacco-related cancer is primarily caused by nicotine (2019 global poll)
Would an increase in tobacco price have an effect on your current smoking habit?