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.
Get the facts to understand the burden of tobacco use and exposure in Maine:
- 17.6% of Maine adults currently smoke cigarettes.
- 53% of current Maine adult cigarette smokers made a quit attempt in the past year.
- 21.5% of Maine adults who used any tobacco product (cigarettes, smokeless, e-cigarettes, or other tobacco products).
- 7.1% of Maine High School students smoked cigarettes in the last month.
- 4.5% of Maine High School students used chewing tobacco in the last month.
- 28.7% of Maine High School students used an electronic vapor product in the last month.
- 29.6% of Maine High School students live in a home with at least one person who smokes.
- 22.1% of Maine Middle School students reported being in the same room as someone smoking in the last seven days.
- Maine Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2019
- Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey, 2019