The percentage of Americans aged 18 and over who smoke cigarettes is 14%. Two recent publications from the Recovery Research Institute indicate that the rate of tobacco use among persons receiving recovery support services is dramatically higher. It is noteworthy that these studies are of substance use disorder recovery populations as opposed to populations engaged in treatment or pre-treatment.
The first study surveyed 275 new attendees at recovery community centers in New England and reported a current tobacco use rate of 60.7% (ever used 74.5%). [...]