Jan 29, · • 19 percent of Minnesota adults smoke. • In , of all Minnesota youth ages who had never smoked, percent smoked a cigarette for the first time in the past year. This ranked 13th in the nation. • In , percent of adults in Minnesota thought that smoking should never be allowed in indoor workplaces. A new survey shows the adult smoking rate in Minnesota has declined, but the use of smokeless tobacco is on the rise. The survey says the smoking rate has dropped to 16 percent, down a full point.
Cigarette use: Minnesota* In , percent of adults smoked. Nationally, the rate was percent. ¹ In , percent of high school students smoked on at least one day in the past 30 days. Adults from 25 to 44 years of age are the most likely to smoke – 1 in 5 adults in this age group currently smoke. The oldest adults are least likely to smoke (8%) but are the most likely to have ever smoked (49%). More work is needed. Most smokers start in adolescence or early adulthood.
Jan 29, · MINNEAPOLIS—A new report shows that 19 percent of Minnesota adults still smoke. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows the state’s ranking for adult smoking. Dec 20, · Bottom Line: Minnesota's 95 percent e-cigarettes tax is a natural experiment to examine the impact of e-cig taxes on smoking rates. Consistent and robust evidence demonstrates that the Minnesota e-cig tax increased adult smoking relative to what it Author: Henry Saffer.