Cigarette use varies by country of origin with current smoking rate the highest among Puerto Ricans (men 35.0%, women 32.6%) and Cuban individuals (men 31.3%, women 21.9%), with particularly high smoking intensity among Cubans. Dominican individuals have the lowest smoking rate (men 11.0%, women 11.7%) and Latinos of other national backgrounds have smoking rate that are intermediate between these groups (Figure 2 & Figure 3). Non-daily smoking is common among Latinos, particularly among young men of Mexican background. Being cognizant of these differences is important to design and implement culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions to help Latinos quit smoking.

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