This line graph shows the trends in the percentage of current cigarette smoking among persons 18 years and older by poverty level* and year, 1983-2002. The percentage data for each category follows:

percentage of current cigarette smoking among persons 18 years and older who are Below Poverty Line:

percentage of current cigarette smoking among persons 18 years and older who are At or Above the Poverty Line:

* Published 2000 poverty thresholds from the U.S. Bureau of the Census were used in these calculations.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, United States, 1983-2002