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Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking results in more than 480,000 premature deaths in the United States each year—about 1 in every 5 U.S. deaths1—and an additional 16 million people suffer with a serious illness caused by smoking.1 In fact,, for every one person who dies from smoking, about 30 more suffer from at least one serious tobacco-related illness.1 Learn more
Statistics and Trends
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Cigarettes (any use)
Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs for 8th Graders, 10th Graders, and 12th Graders; 2015 (in percent)*
* Data in brackets indicate statistically significant change from the previous year. Previous MTF Data
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Ages 12 or Older
Ages 12 to 17
Ages 18 to 25
Ages 26 or Older
Cigarettes (any use)
National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs for Ages 12 or Older, Ages 12 to 17, Ages 18 to 25, and Ages 26 or Older; 2014 (in percent)*
^ indicate low precision; no estimate reported.
Data in brackets indicate statistically significant change from the previous year. Previous NSDUH Data
Teens Using E cigarettes More Likely to Start Smoking Tobacco (August 2015)
I-Science: #CPDD What's Hot - Public Health Potential of E cigarette (July 2015)
NIDA Spotlight: Tobacco Partnership with FDA (April 2014)
Tobacco/Nicotine (Research Reports)
Published July 1998. Revised July 2012.Discusses the harmful effects of tobacco use, risks associated with pregnancy and adolescents, as well as best practices for the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction. En Español
Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (DrugFacts)
Revised August 2015. Provides an overview of the effects of cigarette and other tobacco products, including their effect on the brain, other health effects, approaches to smoking or nicotine cessation, and overall use among youth. En Español
Electronic Cigarettes (e cigarettes) (DrugFacts)
Revised August 2015. Describes how e cigarettes work, how safe they are compared to conventional cigarettes, and whether they can help with smoking cessation. En Español
Nationwide Trends (DrugFacts)
Revised June 2015. Describes nationwide trends in drug abuse and addiction, focusing on past-month use for illicit drugs (including marijuana and prescription drugs), alcohol, and tobacco. En Español
Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction (DrugFacts)
Revised September 2009. Describes research findings on effective medication and behavior treatment approaches for drug abuse and addiction and discusses special considerations for the criminal justice setting.En Español
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Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study (PATH) - A national longitudinal study of tobacco use and how it affects the health of people in the United States, led by NIDA and the Food and Drug Administration
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence Guidelines
NIDA for Teens: Tobacco Addiction
Guidance for Parents on Keeping Kids Smoke-Free (Letter from NIDA's former director) (Archives)
Tobacco Regulatory Science Program (TRSP) (NIH/FDA collaboration)
Preventing and Reducing Teen Tobacco Use (HHS)
Online Guide to Quit Smoking (NCI - smokefree.gov)
The Real Cost (FDA Center for Tobacco Products)
Be Tobacco Free (HHS)
Tips from former Smokers (CDC)
The Virtual Office of the Surgeon General - Guidelines to Quit Smoking
Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centers - NIDA, the National Cancer Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Studying new ways to combat tobacco use
MEDLINEplus Health Information on Drug Abuse - National Library of Medicine, NIH
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healthfinder.gov - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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