Cigarette smoking among adults--United States, 1990

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1992 May 22;41(20):354-5, 361-2.


An essential component of tobacco-control programs is the monitoring of tobacco use over time (1). To determine the prevalence of smoking among adults in the United States during 1990, the National Health Interview Survey-Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NHIS-HPDP) supplement collected self-reported information about cigarette smoking from a representative sample of the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population. This report presents data from that survey supplement.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Smoking / epidemiology*
  • Smoking / ethnology
  • United States / epidemiology