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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
September 17, 2014

US Cigar Smokers’ Preferences

JAMA. 2014;312(11):1089. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11167

The dramatic increase in cigar smoking in recent years prompted public health researchers to determine which segments of the cigar-smoking public prefer the various products available on the US cigar market.

Data from the 2012-2013 National Adult Tobacco Survey showed that more than 1 in 20 US adults smoke cigars at least on rare occasions. In the more recent analysis, investigators characterized cigar smokers by their preferred product from among several categories: little filtered cigars, cigarillos or other mass market cigars, and premium cigars.