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Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2012–2013

June 24, 2014 / 63 (Early Release)

MMWR Highlights


Prevalence of Adult Tobacco Use Every Day or Some Days by Population Subgroups, 2012-2013

  • Prevalence was 26.2% for men and 15.4% for women.
  • Prevalence was highest among those aged 25-44 years (25.2%), and lowest among those aged >65 (9.5%).
  • Prevalence by education was highest among adults with a General Education Development certificate (43.8%) and lowest among those with a graduate degree (6.3%).
  • Prevalence was highest among adults with annual household income of under $20,000 (29.8%) and lowest among those with income >$100,000 (12.8%).
  • Prevalence was 30.8% among lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) adults, and 20.5% among heterosexual/straight adults.

Prevalence of Adult Tobacco Use Every Day or Some Days, by Tobacco Product, 2012-2013

  • Prevalence of cigarette use was 18.0%.
  • Prevalence of cigar/cigarillo/filtered little cigar use was 2.0%.
  • Prevalence of regular pipe use was 0.3%.
  • Prevalence of water pipe/hookah use was 0.5%.
  • Prevalence of e-cigarette use was 1.9%.
  • Prevalence of smokeless tobacco use (chew, dip, snuff, snus, or dissolvable tobacco) was 2.6%.


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