Higher educated people smoke less.
The statistics paint a picture of how educational backgrounds can affect the rate of smoking. People with a GED have a smoking rate of 34.1 percent, which is higher than people with a high school diploma who have a smoking rate of 24.2.
Also, people with four-year degrees and graduat degrees have a smoking rate of 7.4 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively. Finally, people that have the highest level of education have less than 5 percent smoking rate.
What these trends show us is that people with a higher level of education smoke less than others.
People earning less, smoke more than others.
People who earn less tend to smoke more than others. The smoking rate for people who live below the poverty level is 26.1 percent, while people who are above the poverty level have a smoking rate of 13.9 percent. This shows that people who earn significantly less are more susceptible to smoking than others.