Question: What percent of adults and youth (people > 12 years of age) in the United States are current users of tobacco?
Answer: The cited article notes: “More than a quarter (27.6%) of adults were current users of at least one type of tobacco product in 2013 and 2014, although the prevalence varied depending on use category. A total of 8.9% of youths had used a tobacco product in the previous 30 days; 1.6% of youths were daily users. Approximately 40% of tobacco users, adults and youths alike, used multiple tobacco products; cigarettes plus e-cigarettes was the most common combination. Young adults (18 to 24 years of age), male adults and youths, members of racial minorities, and members of sexual minorities generally had higher use of tobacco than their counterparts.” (Kasza KA et al. Tobacco-product use by adults and youths in the United States in 2013 and 2014. 2017 NEJM 376(4): 342-353)