- 71.5 million Americans use tobacco products.
- 23.4 percent of men are cigarette smokers.
- 18.5 percent of women are cigarette smokers.
- 44.3 percent of young adults 18 to 25 years old use tobacco, the highest of any group.
25 July 2007
Despite the proven health risks associated with smoking--e.g., lung cancer, emphysema, congestive heart failure, colorectal cancer, hypertension--many Americans continue to smoke. Here are the latest figures, reported in Time magazine's July 16 issue: