Tobacco 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.

Get the facts to understand the burden of tobacco use and exposure in Maine:

Adult Use

  • 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).

Youth Use

  • 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.

Youth Exposure

  • 17.8% of Maine Middle School students reported being in the same room as someone smoking in the last seven days.
Additional Information:


  • Maine Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2019
  • Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey, 2019