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Tobacco

 
Statistics, Reports and Fact Sheets
 
 
Quick Stats
 
Prevalence of Tobacco Use Among Connecticut Adults (18+ years old), 2013
Demographic Characteristics
Current Tobacco Use*
Current Cigarette Smoking
Current E-Cigarette Use
Current
 Other Tobacco Use‡
 
%
%
%
%
Overall
18.4
15.5
4.0
3.3
Gender    
Male
20.3
16.8
4.2
4.7
Female
16.6
14.3
3.8
1.9
Age    
18-24
22.4
12.2
6.3
12.3
25-34
27.5
23.8
6.9
3.8
35-44
19.5
17.7
2.9
2.3
45-54
20.3
18.5
5.5
2.1
55-64
15.7
14.9
3.0
0.7†
65+
8.8
7.4
1.7
1.3†
Race/Ethnicity    
Non-Hispanic White
17.3
14.3
3.6
3.1
Non-Hispanic Black
21.1
19.9
4.9†
2.7†
Hispanic
22.4
20.5
5.3†
3.5†
Non-Hispanic Other
16.6
11.7
5.5†
5.5†
Income    
Less than $25,000
28.0
26.1
6.2
3.2
$25,000 - $34,999
22.2
19.9
5.2
2.7†
$35,000 - $49,999
23.8
21.1
4.2†
3.1†
$50,000 - $74,999
17.8
15.0
4.3†
2.6
$75,000+
12.6
9.3
2.5
3.6
Education    
Less than H.S.
27.5
25.5
9.1
4.0†
H.S. or G.E.D.
24.0
21.0
4.5
3.3
Some College or Tech School
19.5
15.5
4.1
4.4
College Graduate
9.5
7.3
2.0
2.0
Data source: 2013 CT Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
*'including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, hookahs (water pipes), snus, and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes)
‡including chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, hookahs (water pipes), and snus
†Data are statistically unreliable because subgroup size <50 or relative standard error >30%. 
 These estimates are subject to high sampling error and should be interpreted with caution.
Notes:
Adult current cigarette smokers are defined as persons who reported smoking at least 100 cigarettes during their lifetime and who, at the time of the interview, reported smoking some days or every day.
Adult current use of tobacco products other than cigarettes is defined as using a product on 1 or more of the 30 days before the survey.
 
Prevalence of Tobacco Use Among Connecticut High School Students, 2013
Demographic Characteristics
Current Tobacco Use*
Current Cigarette Smoking
Current Cigar Use
Current E-Cigarette Use
Current Other Tobacco Use‡
 
%
%
%
%
%
Overall
19.5
8.9
9.0
5.3
10.2
Gender     
Male
24.6
10.4
13.8
6.9
13.5
 
 
Female
14.0
7.3
3.8
3.7
6.6
Grade     
9
11.8
5.4
3.3
3.8
6.0
 
 
10
17.3
6.4
7.1
5.1
9.1
 
 
11
21.4
10.3
10.6
6.7
10.8
 
 
12
27.9
13.7
15.4
5.8
15.1
Race/Ethnicity     
Non-Hispanic White
21.7
9.3
10.1
6.6
10.7
 
 
Non-Hispanic Black
11.6
4.5†
5.5†
1.0†
6.3
 
 
Hispanic
18.2
11.4
7.3
5.0
10.8
 
 
Non-Hispanic Other
12.0†
4.8†
7.2†
3.2†
6.3†
Data Source: 2013 Connecticut Youth Tobacco Survey
Note: Current use is defined as using a product on 1 or more of the past 30 days.
*including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, pipes (other than water pipes), bidis, kreteks (clove cigarettes), hookahs (water pipes), and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes)
‡including chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, pipes (other than water pipes), bidis, kreteks (clove cigarettes), and hookahs (water pipes)
†Data are statistically unreliable because subgroup size <35 or relative standard error >30%. 
 These estimates are subject to high sampling error and should be interpreted with caution.
 
 
Prevalence of Tobacco Use Among Connecticut Middle School Students, 2013 
Demographic Characteristics
Current Tobacco Use*
Current Cigarette Smoking
Current Other Tobacco Use‡
Ever Cigar Use
Ever E-Cigarette Use
 
%
%
%
%
%
 
 
Overall
3.1
1.4
2.9
3.9
1.7
 
 
Gender
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Male
4.1
1.8†
3.9
6.2
2.3
 
 
Female
1.9
1.0†
1.8
1.5
1.1
 
 
Grade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
2.1
0.7†
3.2
1.9
1.1†
 
 
7
2.6†
1.1†
2.6†
4.6
0.9
 
 
8
4.7
2.3
3.0
5.2
3.2
 
 
Race/Ethnicity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-Hispanic White
2.5
1.1†
1.8
3.3
1.9
 
 
Non-Hispanic Black
4.9†
2.3†
2.9†
6.7†
0.9†
 
 
Hispanic
4.2
2.1
1.0
4.6
1.9
 
 
Non-Hispanic Other
2.1†
-
1.5†
1.6†
-
Data Source: 2013 Connecticut Youth Tobacco Survey
Note: Current use is defined as using a product on 1 or more of the past 30 days; and ever use is defined as using a product one or more times during their life.
*including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, pipes (other than water pipes), bidis, kreteks (clove cigarettes), hookahs (water pipes), and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes)
‡including chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, pipes (other than water pipes), bidis, kreteks (clove cigarettes), and hookahs (water pipes)
†Data are statistically unreliable because subgroup size <35 or relative standard error >30%. 
 These estimates are subject to high sampling error and should be interpreted with caution.
 
 
Reports
 
Adult

2006 Connecticut Adult Tobacco Survey (10.0 MB pdf)

In 2006, we administered the first Adult Tobacco Survey, which was completed along with the Behavioral Risk Factor Survey to Connecticut residents over 18 years old.

CT Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System/BRFSS

CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (prevalence data)
http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm

Youth

The Connecticut School Health Survey includes the Youth Tobacco Component and a Youth Behavior Component. Beginning in 2005, they are both administered on a biannual basis in the odd years to middle and high school students in Connecticut.
 

CT Youth Risk Behavior Survey/CT School Health Survey

http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3132&q=388104

CDC Adolescent and School Health Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS)
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash/yrbs

 
Fact Sheets
 

Trends in Youth Smoking in Connecticut (2014 pdf)

Youth Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Connecticut (2014 pdf) 

Trends in Youth Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Connecticut (2014 pdf)

Other Fact Sheets

Secondhand Smoke Exposure- Connecticut (9/2014 pdf)

The Burden of Tobacco Use in Connecticut (2014 pdf)

Pregnancy and Smoking (2010 1.09 MB pdf)

 
Related Articles

A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report titled "Tar," Nicotine, and Carbon Monoxide of the Smoke of 1294 Varieties of Domestic Cigarettes for the Year 1998 can be accessed at the following site: http://www.ftc.gov/reports/tobacco/1998tar&nicotinereport.pdf

Connecticut Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Plan (2002-2008 570 KB pdf)

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