Cigarette smoking among adults--United States, 1994

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1996 Jul 12;45(27):588-90.


Reducing the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults to no more than 15% is one of the national health objectives for the year 2000 (objective 3.4). To assess progress toward meeting this objective, CDC analyzed self-reported information about cigarette smoking among U.S. adults contained in the Year 2000 Objectives Supplement of the 1994 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS-2000). This report summarizes the findings of this analysis, which indicate that, in 1994, 25.5% (48.0 million) of adults were current smokers and that the overall prevalence of current smoking and estimates for sociodemographic subgroups were unchanged from 1993 to 1994.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Population Surveillance
  • Smoking / epidemiology*
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • United States / epidemiology