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The figure above shows the percentage of adults aged ≥25 years who were current smokers or current regular drinkers, by education level, in the United States during 2012. Among adults aged ≥25 years in 2012, 26.5% of those who did not graduate from high school and 26.4% who had a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma were current smokers, compared with 19.7% who had attended some college and 7.9% with a college degree. In contrast, 64.2% of college graduates were current regular drinkers, compared with 52.3% of adults with some college, 47.3% of high school graduates or general equivalency diploma recipients, and 35.3% of adults who did not finish high school.

Among adults aged ≥25 years in 2012, 26.5% of those who did not graduate from high school and 26.4% who had a high school diploma or GED were current smokers, compared with 19.7% who had attended some college and 7.9% with a college degree. In contrast, 64.2% of college graduates were current regular drinkers, compared with 52.3% of adults with some college, 47.3% of high school graduates or GED recipients, and 35.3% of adults who did not finish high school.

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