Tobacco use among veterans of the US military remains higher than among the general adult population, with 3 in 10 veterans using some form of tobacco product, according to CDC researchers.

In an analysis of National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data from 2010-2015, 29.2% of military veterans reported current tobacco use, Satomi Odani, MPH, of the CDC, and colleagues reported in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

A total of 21.6% reported smoking cigarettes, compared to about 15% of the overall US adult population. Tobacco use was higher among veterans than among non-veterans for both males and females across all age groups, with the exception of males age 50 and older.