"Although cigarette smoking has declined over the past several decades, a diverse landscape of combustible and noncombustible tobacco products has emerged in the United States," wrote US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers in the latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published March 18, 2022.
CDC epidemiologist Monica E. Cornelius, PhD, and colleagues analyzed data from the 2020 National Health Interview Survey to assess recent national estimates of commercial tobacco product use among US adults aged ≥18 years. Five tobacco products were evaluated: cigarettes, cigars (including cigarillos and filtered little cigars), pipes (including regular pipes, water pipes, and hookahs), e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco. In the slides below, find data on prevalence of tobacco product use in 2020, differences in current cigarette smoking, changes in average number of cigarettes smoked daily, and more.
Which tobacco products did adults favor in 2020? 19% of US adults reported using any tobacco product, 15.2% said combustible tobacco product, 12.5% said cigarettes, and 3.7% reported using cigars.
How did tobacco use in 2020 compare to 2019? From 2019 -2020, there were statistically significant decreases (p<.05) in prevalence of use of any tobacco product, combustible products, ≥2 products, cigarettes, and e-cigarettes.
Prevalence of current cigarette smoking by race, metropolitan area: Smoking prevalence was higher among persons who lived in rural vs urban areas among non-Hispanic Black adults, Hispanic adults, and non-Hispanic White adults.