Status: Baseline only


Reduce current use of cigarettes among adults

Baseline: 13.9 percent of adults aged 18 years and over were current cigarette smokers in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 5.0 percent

Target Setting Method


Cigarette smoking causes cancer and early death, and U.S. adults are more likely to use cigarettes than any other tobacco product. Population-level interventions to reduce tobacco use include price increases, mass media campaigns, and smoke-free policies.

Topic:  Tobacco Use

Workgroup: Tobacco Use Workgroup