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Smoking & Tobacco Use: Consumption Data
Total and per capita adult yearly consumption of manufactured cigarettes and percentage changes in per capita consumption-United States,* 1900-2004
Year Total Cigarettes (billion) Cigarettes Per Capita Percentage Changes (per capita consumption from previous year) Year Total Cigarettes (billion) Cigarettes Per Capita Percentage Changes (per capita consumption from previous year)
1900 2.5 54   1953 408.2 3,778 - 2.8
1901 2.5 53 - 1.9 1954 387.0 3,546 - 6.1
1902 2.8 60 + 13.2 1955 396.4 3,597 + 1.4
1903 3.1 64 + 6.7 1956 406.5 3,650 + 1.5
1904 3.3 66 + 3.1 1957 422.5 3,755 + 2.9
1905 3.6 70 + 6.1 1958 448.9 3,953 + 5.3
1906 4.5 86 + 22.9 1959 467.5 4,073 + 3.0
1907 5.3 99 + 15.1 1960 484.4 4,171 + 2.4
1908 5.7 105 + 6.1 1961 502.5 4,266 + 2.3
1909 7.0 125 + 19.0 1962 508.4 4,266 0.0
1910 8.6 151 + 20.8 1963 523.9 4,345 + 1.9
1911 10.1 173 + 14.6 1964 511.3 4, 194 - 3.5
1912 13.2 223 + 28.9 1965 528.8 4,258 + 1.5
1913 15.8 260 + 16.6 1966 541.3 4,287 + 0.7
1914 16.5 267 + 2.7 1967 549.3 4,280 - 0.2
1915 17.9 285 + 6.7 1968 545.6 4,186 - 2.2
1916 25.2 395 + 38.6 1969 528.9 3,993 - 4.6
1917 35.7 551 + 39.5 1970 536.5 3,985 - 0.2
1918 45.6 697 + 26.5 1971 555.1 4,037 + 1.3
1919 48.0 727 + 4.3 1972 566.8 4,043 + 0.1
1920 44.6 665 - 8.5 1973 589.7 4,148 + 2.6
1921 50.7 742 + 11.6 1974 599.0 4,141 - 0.2
1922 53.4 770 + 3.8 1975 607.2 4,122 - 0.5
1923 64.4 911 + 18.3 1976 613.5 4,091 - 0.8
1924 71.0 982 + 7.8 1977 617.0 4,043 - 1.2
1925 79.8 1,085 + 10.5 1978 616.0 3,970 - 1.8
1926 89.1 1,191 + 9.8 1979 621.5 3,861 - 2.7
1927 97.5 1,279 + 7.4 1980 631.5 3,849 - 0.3
1928 106.0 1,366 + 6.8 1981 640.0 3,836 - 0.3
1929 118.6 1,504 + 10.1 1982 634.0 3,739 - 2.5
1930 119.3 1,485 - 1.3 1983 600.0 3,488 - 6.7
1931 114.0 1,399 - 5.8 1984 600.4 3,446 - 1.2
1932 102.8 1,245 - 11.0 1985 594.0 3,370 - 2.2
1933 111.6 1,334 + 7.1 1986 538.8 3,274 - 2.8
1934 125.7 1,483 + 11.2 1987 575.0 3,197 - 2.4
1935 134.4 1,564 + 5.5 1988 562.5 3,096 - 3.2
1936 152.7 1,754 + 12.1 1989 540.0 2,926 - 5.5
1937 162.8 1,847 + 5.3 1990 525.0 2,834 - 3.1
1938 163.4 1,830 - 0.9 1991 510.0 2,727 - 3.8
1939 172.1 1,900 + 3.8 1992 500.0 2,647 - 2.9
1940 181.9 1,976 + 4.0 1993 485.0 2,543 - 3.9
1941 208.9 2,236 + 13.2 1994 486.0 2,524 - 0.7
1942 245.0 2,585 + 15.6 1995 487.0 2,474 - 2.0
1943 284.3 2,956 + 14.4 1996 487.0 2,445 - 1.2
1944 296.3 3,039 + 2.8 1997 480.0 2,422 - 0.9
1945 340.6 3,449 + 13.5 1998 465.0 2,275 - 6.1
1946 344.3 3,446 - 0.1 1999 435.0 2,101 - 7.6
1947 345.4 3,416 - 0.9 2000 430.0 2,049 - 2.5
1948 358.9 3,505 + 2.6 2001 425.0 2,051 - 0.1
1949 360.9 3,480 - 0.7 2002 415.0 1,982 - 3.4
1950 369.8 3,552 + 2.1 2003 400.0 1,890 - 4.6
1951 397.1 3,744 + 5.4 2004 388.0 1,814 - 4.0
1952 416.0 3,886 +3.8        

* U.S. Military forces overseas are included in the estimated consumption for the periods 1917-1919 and 1940-1994 and in the estimated per capita consumption for 1930-2004.

Per capita ages-18 years and older

Source: Economic Research Service, USDA


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