WASHINGTON – With the tobacco age limit increase, vaping flavor bans, and New Year’s resolutions, QuoteWizard analyzed CDC data on the prevalence of smokers from a period of 2009 to 2018 and e-cigarette users from 2016 to 2017 in each state to find which states saw the largest increase or decrease in tobacco and vaping usage rates.
Some of the key findings from this analysis found that:
- Nationwide there was a 10% decrease in smoking and an 8% increase in vaping.
- 2% decline in cancer deaths propelled by gains against lung cancer in 2017
- New Jersey, Delaware and Indiana top states with the largest difference in smokers quitting and people picking up vaping.
- South Dakota, Indiana and West Virginia saw the largest increase in vaping.
- New York, Nevada and Oklahoma saw the largest decrease in smoking.
- Smoking reaches an all-time low of 13.7% in 2018.
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Findings for Washington
Washington was found to have one of the biggest rate decreases in cigarette smoking over the last 10 years, experiencing a 19.46% decrease in use. The state also ranked among the top (5th) states in the nation with the biggest decreases in vaping usage, dropping by 15.09%.