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Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults by Metropolitan Status, 2017

Among adults aged 18 years and over, age-adjusted rates of current cigarette smoking were higher among adults living in non-metropolitan areas.

  • Metropolitan: 12.9%
  • Non-metropolitan: 22.7%

Data source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS.

 

Adult Cigarette Smoking

In 2017, 14.1% of adults aged 18 years and over were current cigarette smokers (age adjusted).

HP2020 Target: 12.0%

14.9% decrease needed to meet the target.

Data source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS.

 

Adolescent Cigarette Smoking

In 2017, 8.8% of students in grades 9–12 smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days.

HP2020 Target: 16.0%

Target has been met.

Data source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), CDC/NCHHSTP.