Facts

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and affecting the health of smokers in general. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones.

Understanding the burden of tobacco use and exposure in Maine:

Adult Use

  • 17.3% of Maine adults currently smoke cigarettes.
  • 57.3% of current Maine adult cigarette smokers made a quit attempt in the past year.

Youth Use

  • 13.9% of Maine High School students smoked cigarettes, cigars or used smokeless tobacco in the last month.
  • 15.3% of Maine High School students used an electronic vapor product in the last month.

Youth Exposure

  • 32.5% of Maine High School students live in a home with at least one person who smokes.
  • 22.8% of Maine Middle School students reported being in the same room as someone smoking in the last seven days.
Additional Information:

Sources:

  • Maine Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016
  • Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey, 2017