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Adult Tobacco Use

National and State Level Adult Tobacco Use Data

  National Maryland
  NHIS, 2015 BRFSS, 2013
Adult Smoking  
Overall 15.2% 16.4%
Male 17.4% 19.4%
Female 13.0% 13.7%
Ethnicity    
White 17.1% 16.8%
Black 18.1% 17.4%
Hispanic 10.4% 11.0%
Asian -- 9.5%
Other -- 24.7%
Age    
18-44 17.0% 17.9%
45-64 16.9% 17.3%
65+ 7.5% 8.7%
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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. (2015). NHIS adult tobacco use information. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/tobacco/tobacco_statistics.htm