According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 45.3 million people or 19.3% of all adults in the United States smoke. More men then women smoke. In the United States, 23.5% of men smoke where as 17.3% of women smoke. One out of every five preventable deaths in the U.S. is due to smoking. When looking at the poverty status, more people who live below the poverty level smoke then people who live above the poverty level. The more education one has, the less likely they are to smoke. When looking at race and ethnicity, 31.4% of American Indians/Alaska Natives smoke, 21.0% of whites smoke and 20.6% of blacks smoke. Most people smoke between the ages of 25 and 64 years old. About 21.8% of people smoke in the Midwest, 21.0% in the South and 15.9% in the West. This source gives me good statistics and I will probably incorporate a few of them in my final paper.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Adult cigarette smoking in the United States: Current estimate. Retrieved from