Objectives: This study examined the prevalence rate of and characteristics associated with cigar use.
Methods: Data were derived from population-based telephone surveys of adults conducted in 22 North American communities in 1989 and 1993 as part of the National Cancer Institute's Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation.
Results: Averaged across the 22 communities, the prevalence rate of regular cigar use increased 133% from 1989 to 1993. Regular cigar use increased in every gender, age, race, income, education, and smoking status category.
Conclusion: These results confirm other data indicating that cigar use is increasing.