Status: Improving

  
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Improving

Most Recent Data:
11.7 percent (2021) *

Target:
6.1 percent 1  *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
14.2 percent of adults aged 18 years and over were current cigarette smokers in 2019 2  *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Reduce current use of cigarettes among adults

Target-Setting Method
Projection

Summary

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



1. Target has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.

2. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.