The findings in this study highlight the importance of using proven strategies to reduce tobacco-related death and disease in the U.S., including enhanced access to cessation services, comprehensive smoke-free policies, price increases, and high-impact mass media campaigns, in conjunction with FDA regulation of tobacco products.
In 2015, about 1 in 5 U.S. adults used some form of tobacco product every day or some days. About 42 million adults — more than 87 percent of the nation’s nearly 49 million tobacco product users — reported using a combustible, or burned product such as cigarettes, cigars, or pipes (including hookahs and water pipes). The remaining adult tobacco users reported using e-cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco, snuff, dip snus, and dissolvable tobacco. Among all adults, cigarettes were the most commonly used product (15.1%); followed by e-cigarettes (3.5%); cigars, cigarillos, or filtered little cigars (3.4%); smokeless tobacco (2.3%); and pipes, water pipes, or hookahs (1.2%). About 9/5 million American adults reported use of two or more tobacco products ever day or some days.
Attachments Below: MMWR Article, CDC Press Release, Infographic
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