Estimated Prevalence of Daily and Heavy Tobacco Use in the US According to NSDUH, 2013

"• Among the 55.8 million current cigarette smokers aged 12 or older in 2013, 33.2 million (59.6 percent) used cigarettes daily. The percentage of daily cigarette smokers among past month cigarette users increased with age (19.4 percent of past month cigarette users aged 12 to 17, 43.1 percent of those aged 18 to 25, and 64.9 percent of those aged 26 or older).
"• The percentage of current smokers aged 12 or older who used cigarettes daily decreased from 63.4 percent in 2002 to 59.6 percent in 2013. During the same time period, daily cigarette use declined among current smokers aged 12 to 17 (from 31.8 to 19.4 percent), those aged 18 to 25 (from 51.8 to 43.1 percent), and those aged 26 or older (from 68.8 to 64.9 percent).
"• In 2013, 41.3 percent of daily smokers aged 12 or older reported smoking 16 or more cigarettes per day (i.e., approximately one pack or more). The percentage of daily smokers who smoked at least one pack of cigarettes per day increased with age, from 11.9 percent among daily smokers aged 12 to 17, to 22.2 percent of those aged 18 to 25, then to 44.6 percent of those aged 26 or older (Figure 4.6).
"• The percentage of daily smokers aged 26 or older who smoked one or more packs of cigarettes per day was lower in 2013 (44.6 percent) than in 2002 (56.9 percent). Declines also were seen among daily smokers from 2002 to 2013 for youths aged 12 to 17 (from 21.7 to 11.9 percent) and for young adults aged 18 to 25 (from 39.0 to 22.2 percent)."

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings, NSDUH Series H-48, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 14-4863. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014, p. 54.
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