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Cigarette Smoking—United States, 2006–2008 and 2009–2010

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Supplements / November 22, 2013 / Vol. 62 / No. 3

MMWR Highlights


Cigarette Smoking and Disparities Among the Population

  • During 2009–2010, smoking prevalence was 46% among 12th-grade-aged youths who had dropped out of school, and 21.9% among those who were still in school.
  • Among adults, smoking prevalence was 34.6% for those who did not graduate from high school compared with 13.2% among those with a college degree.
  • During 2011–2012, there was a significant increase for current electronic cigarette use from 2011 to 2012 (0.6% to 1.1%).
  • Among racial and ethnic groups, smoking prevalence remained highest among American Indian and Alaska Native youths and adults. However, prevalence declined from 17.2% to 13.6% in young people and from 42.2% to 34.4% in adults.