About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 16.8 percent of adults aged 18 years and over used a combustible tobacco product every day or some days in 2018

Target: 5.0 percent

Numerator
Number of adults aged 18 years and over who used cigarettes; cigars, cigarillos, filtered little cigars; or regular pipes, water pipes, hookah and now use at least one tobacco product every day or some days.
Denominator
Number of adults aged 18 years and over.
Target-setting method

Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws

Target-setting method details
N/A
Target-setting method justification
The target was selected to align with other national projections and comments from public requestors. This method was used because it is a more ambitious target that aligns with other national projections and comments from public requesters.

Methodology

Methodology notes

Combustible tobacco products include cigarettes, regular cigars, cigarillos, or little filtered cigars, regular pipes, water pipes, or hookahs. For cigarettes, users were defined as persons who reported smoking either "every day" or "some days" and had smoked at least 100 cigarettes during their lifetime. This indicator uses age-adjustment groups: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+.