Prevalence of cigar use in 22 North American communities: 1989 and 1993

Am J Public Health. 1998 Jul;88(7):1086-9. doi: 10.2105/ajph.88.7.1086.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Canada / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Smoking / epidemiology*
  • United States / epidemiology