Bar chart showing prevalence of use in the past 30 days for various tobacco products, by age group, in 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.In 2020, use of cigarillos21 varied significantly by age group, although use of cigars22 did not; other tobacco products were not tested due to low numbers. Young people aged 15-24 reported the highest prevalence of cigarillo and cigar use; prevalence appears to decrease into adulthood (Figure 4.5).

Between 1999 and 2020, this pattern of higher use among the younger age groups, declining with increasing age, applied to cigar/cigarillo use in nearly all years with available data (Figure 4.6). Use of cigars/cigarillos appears to have increased over time in all age groups until around 2008, after which prevalence generally decreased. This pattern was particularly pronounced among young people aged 15-24,  among whom declines were steepest, though with less change in the most recent years. Little change over time was observed among those aged 45+.


 Line graph showing prevalence of use in the past 30 days for cigars/cigarillos, by age group, from 1999 to 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.