Smoking Rates of US Workers, By Industry

People who work in the mining industry are more likely to smoke than workers in any other industry in the U.S., according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CEOs and teachers are among the least likely to smoke, the report found.

Workplace tobacco control interventions have brought reductions in smoking rates, and because the general decline in the U.S. smoking rate has slowed in recent years, the CDC analyzed data that broke down smoking rates by industry and occupation.

Here are the results:

Industry Group: Current Smoking Rate

Mining: 30.0

Accommodation and food services: 30.0

Construction: 29.7

Administrative and support and waste management and remediating services: 24.5

Transportation and warehousing: 24.3

Real estate and rental leasing: 23.4

Manufacturing: 23.2

Retail trade: 23.1

Wholesale trade: 22.0

Arts, entertainment and recreation: 19.8

Utilities: 19.4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting: 18.5

Other services (expect public administration): 18.2

Information: 16.5

Health care and social assistance: 15.9

Public administration: 14.9

Professional, scientific, and technical services: 14.0

Finance and insurance: 13.9

Management of companies and enterprises: 10.9

Educational services: 9.7

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