Tobacco-Related Disparities: People Living with Low Socioeconomic Status

Adults with lower levels of education, who are unemployed or under-employed, or who live at or below the U.S. federal poverty level, are considered to have low socioeconomic status (Low SES).

In Michigan, the commercial tobacco use rate among people with low SES (48.1 percent) is more than double the statewide commercial tobacco use average (18.9 percent).

If you are interested in participating in future collaborative efforts to reduce commercial tobacco use among Michigan residents living with low socioeconomic status, please contact us at 517-335-8376.


The Michigan Tobacco Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) can provide support for individuals who want to quit smoking.

For additional resources and webinars, please visit our MDHHS Tobacco Control Program Online Tobacco Resource Library page.

More data and reports related to commercial tobacco use and quitting rates can be found on our Data & Statistics About Tobacco in Michigan webpage.

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