Young Adults Smoke A LOT

08 Nov

The folks at Slate have a nifty interactive map that lets you look at smoking rates in the United States. You can look at it state-by-state by age or county-by-county. You can also look at who smokes daily versus who smokes “sometimes.” On the whole, regular smokers appear to be a dying breed. But, take a look at the state level map for the 18-35 year old age group who smoke on occasion. You’ll have to click a few buttons to get there, but the difference is impressive. Apparently a lot of young adults are smoking–just not on a daily basis. That can still be habit forming. And, given that the older population seems to be smoking less, I’d consider buying stock in Nicorette if I were you, because some serious quitting seems to be going on in people’s late 20s and early 30s.

1 Comment

Posted by on November 8, 2010 in Uncategorized


One response to “Young Adults Smoke A LOT

  1. Michael Kirsch, M.D.

    November 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Fear not! These smokers can now receive annual CAT scans and protect themselves, if you believe the 'smoke and mirrors' of the recent study.


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