Cigarettes down, cigar smoking up

  • Blog Post by: Colleen Stoxen
  • August 1, 2014 - 11:12 AM

In the United States, cigarette use declined from 2000 to 2011, but cigar smoking more than doubled during the same period.  

An analysis from the 2012–2013 National Adult Tobacco Survey found that more than one in 20 U.S. adults smoke cigars every day, some days or rarely. This report expands upon those findings, using data from the 2012–2013 NATS to further characterize cigar smokers by the usual type of cigar smoked using the following categories: little filtered cigars, cigarillos/other mass market cigars, and premium cigars. The findings indicate that among U.S. adult cigar smokers, 61.8% usually smoke cigarillos/MMCs, 19.9% usually smoke premium cigars, and the remainder (18.4%) usually smoke little filtered cigars.

For more information, go to the Centers for Disease Control.

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