Epidemiology of Drug Abuse - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior

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Drug-Specific Estimates for the U.s. Population

Tobacco Smoking in the Late 1990s.

Monitoring the Future (MF) estimates show that about 65 percent of high school seniors have smoked TOBACCO cigarettes at least once. An estimated 35 percent of high school seniors smoked tobacco cigarettes at least once during the month prior to the survey, and 23 percent had become daily tobacco smokers.

According to the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA), which included household residents age 12 years and older, an estimated 68 to 71 percent smoked tobacco cigarettes at least once, for a total of about 149,021,000 to 155,515,000 smokers. An estimated 29 to 32 percent had smoked in the year prior to the survey, for a total of 64,012,000 to 69,522,000 recently active smokers; most of these had smoked in the month prior to the survey (57,811,000-63,072,000).

There was an important age and sex-related variation in these estimates. For example, among adults past age...

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