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State-Specific Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking Among Adults and Quitting Among Persons Aged 18–35 Years—United States, 2006

September 28, 2007 / Vol. 56 / No. 38


MMWR Introduction

According to the article, "State-Specific Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking Among Adults and Quitting Among Persons Aged 18–35 Years—United States, 2006," adult smoking prevalence varied considerably across 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (range: 9.1% to 28.6%). In addition, to assess the proportion of smokers aged 18–35 who have quit or attempted to quit, CDC analyzed state and area data from the of the 2006 Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System. The report found that that a majority of current daily smokers aged 18–35 had tried to quit during the past year. On average, approximately one third of those aged 18–35 years who had ever smoked reported that they did not currently smoke.

 
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