Estimated Prevalence of Tobacco Use in the US According to NSDUH
"The majority of the 58.8 million current (i.e., past month) tobacco users in 2018 were current cigarette smokers (Figure 2), as has been the case historically.18 Specifically, 47.0 million people aged 12 or older in 2018 were current cigarette smokers, 12.2 million people were current cigar smokers, 8.0 million people were current users of smokeless tobacco, and 2.1 million people currently smoked pipe tobacco.
"Among current users of any tobacco product who were aged 12 or older, 65.5 percent smoked cigarettes but did not use other tobacco products, 14.4 percent smoked cigarettes and used some other type of tobacco product, and 20.1 percent used other tobacco products but not cigarettes (Table A.2B). This same pattern was observed in 2018 among young adults aged 18 to 25 and adults aged 26 or older, with most current tobacco users smoking only cigarettes. Specifically, more than half of young adults (50.3 percent) and more than two thirds of adults aged 26 or older (68.9 percent) who were current tobacco users smoked only cigarettes in the past month.
"Among adults who were current users of tobacco products, 25.9 percent of those aged 18 to 25 and 18.7 percent of those aged 26 or older did not smoke cigarettes. In contrast, among adolescents who were current tobacco users, 36.1 percent used tobacco products other than cigarettes but did not smoke cigarettes. In addition, 26.5 percent of adolescents and 23.8 percent of young adults aged 18 to 25 who were current tobacco users smoked cigarettes and used other tobacco products. Among adults aged 26 or older who were current tobacco users, about 1 in 8 (12.4 percent) were current cigarette smokers and current users of other tobacco products."
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. PEP19-5068, NSDUH Series H-54). Rockville, MD: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/data/