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Stats Speaking

Carnegie Mellon's revised smoking policy is currently in effect, but the campus community may not have truly seen the effects of the policy yet. With a sizable community of smokers on campus, we thought we'd share some demographic statistics about smoking in the United States:

Men who smoke in U.S.: 26.2 million

Women who smoke in U.S.: 20.9 million

Percent of college students who are smokers: 28.5

Percent of smokers who consider themselves "casual smokers": 33

Average age when college smokers had first cigarette: 14

Source: [http://www.americanheart.org/], [http://www.uri.edu/]