The latest Gallup data show that the smoking rate and e-cigarette rate in the United States remain low.
Washington, DC – according to Gallup, a research consultancy and pollster, the smoking rate in the United States has remained stable at its lowest point. This means that 16% of American adults who say they have smoked in the past week are statistically the same as the "historical low of 15% in 2019".
"Gallup has been tracking cigarette use in Americans since 1944, including annual measures in most years since 1985," reported Megan Brenan, Gallup's research consultant, in an article on August 12, 2021“ From 1944 to 1974, at least 40% of American adults said they had smoked any cigarettes in the past week, of which 45% in 1954. "
16% said they had smoked in the past week, close to the historical low of 15% reported in 2019.
6% said they had smoked and used e-cigarettes in the past week, of which 17% were between the ages of 18 and 29.
72% of smokers want to quit smoking completely.
"Self reported cigarette use by Americans has fallen sharply over the past two decades and is still close to the lowest point on record," Brennan said.
"Fewer Americans smoke; More and more people never smoke; Most smokers smoke less than a pack a day. In addition, the vast majority of smokers want to quit smoking. The recent Gallup trend shows that about a quarter of American adults are former smokers who have successfully quit smoking. "
Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, killing more than 480000 Americans every year. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and prevention also reported that smoking claims that tobacco use causes more than 7 million deaths each year. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention also pointed out that e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking, and that there are other ways to quit smoking that are considered safer.
"Considering that e-cigarettes still have a serious negative impact on health, its appeal to young Americans is particularly worrying," Bunan concluded.