42.1 million people (18.1% of all adults) in the United States smoke cigarettes.
Cigarette smoking is more common among men than women.
- Men – 20.5%
- Women – 15.8%
- From 2005 to 2012 smoking prevalence declined from 20.9% to 18.1%
- 3,200 persons younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette
- 2,100 persons younger than 18 years of age who were occasional smokers become daily cigarette smokers.