71% of adults under the age of 40 say they’ve never smoked cigarettes, compared to 56% of middle-aged adults and 47% of senior citizens. Younger adults also show the strongest support for health insurance discounts for non-smokers.
Most women (58%) favor raising the legal age for buying tobacco products to 21, compared to 48% of men.
Adults with children under 18 in the home show much stronger support than those without kids for raising the minimum age for buying tobacco products.
Twenty-seven percent (27%) of Democrats want the government to outlaw tobacco smoking entirely, compared to just 10% of Republicans and 13% of those unaffiliated with either party.
Twenty-eight percent (28%) of current smokers think more health warnings would do the most to reduce the number of smokers. Those who quit smoking or have never smoked tend to lean toward higher taxes on cigarettes to curb the number of smokers.
Friday, November 08, 2013
Americans Stub Out Smoking
As the crackdown on tobacco smoking continues, nearly nine-out-of-10 Americans now say they’ve either quit the habit or have never smoked at all.
Here's what America thinks about smoking these days: