DPH: Adults and Tobacco
Tobacco


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Tobacco Use

   and Adults  

                                                                              
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  • Approximately 480,000 adults or 18.4% used some form of tobacco, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, hookahs, snus, and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), on 1 or more of the past 30 days.
  • An estimated 4,300 adults in Connecticut die each year as a result of their own smoking.
  • The average age of adult tobacco users in Connecticut is 42.7 years.
  • 7.4% of Connecticut adults aged 65 years or older are smokers

As adults continue to spoke in to their later years, they tend to:

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  • Have used tobacco longer (an average of 40 years),
  • Tend to be heavier users,
  • Are more likely to suffer from tobacco-related illnesses 
  • 90% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease deaths (COPD, or em­physema and chronic bronchi­tis) is caused by smoking. COPD prevalence rates are highest among those 65 years of age and older.
  • Smokers also have two to three times the risk of developing cataracts, the leading cause of blindness and visual loss, as nonsmokers.

FIND OUT ABOUT:

THE EFFECTS OF TOBACCO USE

THE BENEFITS OF QUITTING

Women and Smoking (2008 57.1 KB pdf) 

Tobacco Use and Oral Health (PDF)

Connecticut Data - Adult Tobacco Use:


Adults and Tobacco Use in Connecticut (9/2014 pdf)

National Data - Adult Tobacco Use:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Resources:

 
 
 
 
 
 

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