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Research Topics: Menthol and Tobacco

Menthol Cigarette Usea by Race/Ethnicityb Among US Adult Current Smokers Ages 18+, Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey 2006/07

Menthol use by race/ethnicity

Menthol Use by Race/Ethnicity
(data description for assistive technology)
21% - White
70% - Black
26% - Hispanic
21% - American Indian/Alaska Native
23% - Asian/Pacific Islander
28% - Multiple Race

a Menthol cigarette use was assessed by asking respondents to indicate their usual type of cigarette. Only self-respondents were asked to identify their usual type of cigarette. Responses included menthol, non-menthol, and no usual type. Those with missing data to this item were excluded. Data are weighted for the sample design and for the Tobacco Use Supplement self-response.

b In the 2006/07 Current Population Survey, multiple races were allowed. "White" equals non-Hispanic, only White race reported; "Black" equals non-Hispanic, only Black race reported; "American Indian/Alaska Native" equals non-Hispanic, only American Indian/Alaska Native race reported; "Asian/Pacific Islander" equals non-Hispanic, only Asian/Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander race reported; "Multiple Race" equals non-Hispanic, 2 or more races reported.

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