How Many People Smoke in the United States?

In the U.S., an estimated 48.2 million people are smokers. That number breaks down to 25.6 million men and 22.6 million women. Not to sound like the Surgeon General, but from a health standpoint, over 400,000 smoke-related deaths occur each year and over $150 billion healthcare dollars are spent. Looks like the warning labels might be right.