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    Prevalence

     
     
     
     
    • Smoking is more prevalent among Maryland men than women.1
      • 13.7% of women reported being current smokers compared to 19.4% of men.3.7% of women reported being current smokers compared to 19.4% of men.1
      • 66.8% of women reported never smoking compared to 55.2% of men.1
    • Cigarettes are the most common tobacco product used by Maryland women.1
    • 2% of Maryland women report cigar use in the past 30 days.1
    • 0.9% of Maryland women report current use of chewing tobacco, snuff, or snus.1
    • 1.7% of Maryland women report current use of tobacco products other than cigarettes, cigars, or chewing tobacco, such as pipes, hookah, bidis, kreteks, or dissolvable tobacco products..7% of Maryland women report current use of tobacco products other than cigarettes, cigars, or chewing tobacco, such as pipes, hookah, bidis, kreteks, or dissolvable tobacco products.1
     
     
     
     
    • In 2013, 13.7% of women reported being current smokers.1 
    • Smoking was highest among women ages 50-64 years old (16.4%) and white, non-Hispanic women (15.9%).1
     
     
     
     
    • The percentage of Maryland youth who are current users of tobacco has declined from 2005 to 2013 by 3.5%.he percentage of Maryland youth who are current users of tobacco has declined from 2005 to 2013 by 3.5%.  However, the percentage of youth who smoke cigars/cigarillos or use smokeless tobacco products has increased.2  
    • In 2013, 10% of female youth reported cigarette use in the last 30 days, 8.7% reported cigar/cigarillo use, and 3.3% reported use of smokeless tobacco products.3
    • Use of all types of tobacco products is highest among female youth ages 18 or older and among Hispanics females.3 
    • Although adding flavoring other than menthol to cigarettes is illegal in the United States, other types of flavored tobacco products (e.g. cigars) are popular among youth.2  10.7% of female youth reported using a flavored tobacco product in the past 30 days.3
     
     
     

     
    Resources
     
    1. Maryland Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Retrieved October 14, 2014 from Maryland BRFSS Website: http://www.marylandbrfss.org/cgi-bin/broker.exe.
    2. 2013 Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report. Retrieved October 15, 2014 from Maryland DHMH Website: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/cdp/Documents/MD-YRBS-Report.pdf.
    3. 2013 Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey: High School Summary Tables. Retrieved October 16, 2014 from Maryland DHMH Website: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/cdp/SitePages/youth-risk-survey.aspx
     
     
     

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    October 2014