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Cigarette Brand Preference among Middle and High School Students Who Are Established Smokers- United States, 2004 and 2006
This report indicates that among established student smokers in middle and high school, Marlboro was the preferred brand followed by Newport. Brand preference differed by sex among middle and high school students: Marlboro was the preferred brand in middle school for 37.6% of male smokers; and Camel and no usual brand was higher for high school males (15.6% and 4.1%, respectively) than females. The use of Marlboro was significantly higher for females (54.5%) in high school compared with males (50.2%).

Cigarette Smoking Among Adults and Trends in Smoking Cessation - United States, 2008
Overall smoking prevalence did not change significantly from 2007 to 2008. In 2008, an estimated 20.6% (46.0 million) of U.S. adults were current cigarette smokers. In 2008, smoking prevalence was higher among men (23.1%) than women (18.3%).

Cigarette Smoking among Adults- United States, 2007
This report summarizes findings for 2007, which indicated that approximately 19.8% of adults were current smokers in 2007, a decrease of 1.0 percentage point from 2006 (20.8%). Smoking prevalence was higher among men (22.3%) than women (17.4%).

Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2011
Overall smoking prevalence did not change significantly from 2010 to 2011 (Table). Smoking prevalence in 2011 was 21.6% among males and 16.5% among females.

Easy Read Quit Smoking
Are you one of many smokers trying to quit? You CAN quit smoking. For staying healthy, quitting smoking is one of the best steps you can take.

State-Specific Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults - United States, 2008
In the 11 states and US Virgin Islands, the percentage of persons who reported being exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) inside their home ranged from 3.2% to 10.6%, and SHS exposure in indoor workplaces ranged from 6.0% to 17.3%. Median smoking prevalence for the 50 states and DC was 20.4% for men and 16.7% for women.

Tobacco Smoke in the Workplace
The Surgeon General's December 9, 2010 report on tobacco smoke and health provides the latest findings about the adverse effects of even small amounts of tobacco smoke. NIOSH offers resources to help employers and workers prevent workplace exposures to tobacco smoke and to encourage workplace-based smoking cessation programs.

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