During 2014–2016, 37.2% of adults aged 18 years or older with serious psychological distress were current smokers, followed by 27.6% of those with mild to moderate psychological distress and 14% of those with no psychological distress.
Among adults aged 18–44 and 45–64 years, the percentage of adults who were current smokers increased with the level of psychological distress.
Among adults aged 65 years or older, the percentage who were current smokers was less among adults with no psychological distress than among adults with mild to moderate or serious psychological distress.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2014–2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm