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Consumption of Cigarettes and Combustible Tobacco—United States, 2000–2011

August 3, 2012 / Vol. 61 / No. 30


MMWR Highlights

 

Combustible Tobacco Consumption, 2000–2011

  • Total consumption of all combustible tobacco decreased from 450.7 billion cigarette equivalents to 326.8 billion cigarette equivalents (-27.5%).
  • Cigarette consumption decreased from 435.6 billion to 292.8 billion (-32.8%).
  • Consumption of non-cigarette combustible tobacco increased from 15.2 billion cigarette equivalents to 33.8 billion cigarette equivalents (+123%).

Changes in Consumption of Non-Cigarette Combustible Tobacco Products, 2000–2011

  • Roll-your-own tobacco decreased from 5.99 billion cigarette equivalents to 2.62 billion cigarette equivalents (-56.3%).
  • Pipe tobacco increased from 3 billion cigarette equivalents to 17.5 cigarette equivalents (+482%).
  • Loose tobacco increased from 9 billion cigarette equivalents to 20 billion cigarette equivalents (+123%).
  • Small cigars decreased from 2.28 billion to 0.80 billion (-65%).
  • Large cigars increased from 3.88 billion to 12.93 billion (+233%).
 
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