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State-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Adults Aged

Thursday, June 11, 2015  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Kimberly Nguyen, MS1 ; LaTisha Marshall, MPH1 ; Sean Hu, DrPH1 ; Linda Neff, PhD
State-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years — United States, 2011–2013. 
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. May 22, 2015: 64(19);532-536.
 
From 2011 to 2013, there was a decline in current cigarette smoking prevalence in 26 states. During the same period, use of smokeless tobacco significantly increased in Louisiana, Montana, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Additionally, the concurrent use of cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco significantly increased in five states. These findings underscore the importance of targeted population-based interventions focused on reducing the use of all tobacco products. Evidence-based, statewide tobacco control programs that are comprehensive, sustained, and accountable have been shown to reduce smoking rates, as well as tobacco-related diseases and deaths.

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