In the United States, the latest Gallup data suggests smoking and vaping rates remain low and steady.
According to research consultancy and pollster Gallup, the rate of smoking in the United States remains constant and steady near its lowest point. That means that 16 percent of the U.S. adults who currently say they have smoked cigarettes in the past week is statistically the same as the “15 [percent] record low in 2019.”
“Gallup has tracked Americans’ cigarette use since 1944, including annual measures in most years since 1985,” reports Gallup research consultant Megan Brenan in an August 12, 2021, article. “Between 1944 and 1974, at least 40% of U.S. adults said they had smoked any cigarettes within the past week, including a high of 45% in 1954.”
- 16 percent say they had smoked cigarettes in the past week, near the record low of 15 percent that was reported in 2019.
Michael McGrady – VapingPost – 2021-08-26.