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Population Health

Adult Smoking by Age

  • A greater percentage of young people smoke than older individuals.
  • Since the implementation of CT SIM, the number of individuals who smoke increased slightly in the 35 to 44 and in the 55 to 64 age groups from 14.3% (2015) to 14.6% (2018).  All other age groups had a reduction in the percentage of smokers from 2015 to 2018.