14%

of American adults smoke cigarettes

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Additional Information: Between 2006 and 2018, the number of smokers decreased by 7 percentage points. Current cigarette smokers are defined as those who had smoked more than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and now smoke every day or some days.
Reference: For more information, read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis, "Cigarette Smoking and Electronic Cigarette Use." "Cigarette Smoking and Electronic Cigarette Use."

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