Maryland's Tobacco Resource Center - Linking Professionals to Best Practices

Adult Tobacco Use

 Current Tobacco Use in Adults:

Current Use of Tobacco/Electronic Smoking Devices (ESDs)

 

                         

2012

2014

2016

2017

National 2017*

Any Tobacco*

 

19.4

19.0

16.6

16.3

 

Cigarettes

 

16.2

14.6

13.7

13.8

17.1

Cigars

 

4.4

4.5

3.7

4.3

 

Smokeless tobacco

 

2.0

1.7

1.6

1.5

 

ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery System)            

 

-

3.2

3.2

3.3

 

* National Data is Cigarettes only

Any tobacco- includes cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, and other tobacco products. Excludes ENDS

Current Tobacco Use- Gender and Race/ Ethnicity

 

 

2012

2014

2016

2017

National 2017

Female

 

16.1

14.6

12.9

12.6

13.7

Male

 

23.5

23.9

20.6

20.3

19.4

White

 

21.1

19.7

18.0

16.7

16.8

African American/Black

 

20.2

21.9

16.9

17.8

17.4

Asian

 

-

-

5.5

7.3

9.5

Hispanic/Latino

 

15.8

12.1

12.1

14.5

-

American Indian/

Alaskan Native

 

-

28.0

42.6

31.2

-

Minority combined

(Race and Female)**

 

17.8

17.1

14.6

14.8

-

 *Any tobacco- includes cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, and other tobacco products. Excludes ENDS

** Minority combined (Race and Female)- By CRF/ Tobacco legislative statute, minority is defined as an individual of African American, Hispanic, Native American, or Asian descent plus all women(MD Health- General Article 13-1101)

 

Current Tobacco Use- Income and Education

 

2012

2014

2016

2017

Income

<$15K

36.7

34.5

34.7

28.5

$15K - < $25K

24.8

22.6

22.6

26.2

$25K - < 50K

23.8

22.5

19.6

18.2

$50K - < $75K            

17.2

22.5

16.6

14.7

$75K +

14.1

13.7

12.2

13.4

 

 

 

 

 

Education

No High School

31.7

32.4

26.9

24.1

High School or GED

25.1

25.1

22.2

23.2

Some college

21.9

19.1

17.4

17.6

College Grad

9.2

9.5

8.3

7.8

 

 

 

 

 

Households with minor children that have Resident Adult Smokers

Proportion with adult smokers

26.5

24.2

23.2

-

 

 

Cigarette Smoking among those in mental health and/or substance related disorder treatment

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Mental Health Services

46.2

41.6

40.7

38.3

35.0

Substance- Related Disorder Services

-

68.2

70.3

71.7

69.8

Both

-

70.6

69.3

68.5

67.1

 

References: 

Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System. (2013). Tobacco: Current smoker (smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently smoke) by demographics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. (2014 - 2017). BRFSS Prevalence & Trends Data. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence/.