This sharp rise since 2008 has offset the decline in total cigarette consumption. The CDC found that from 2000 to 2011, total consumption of all smoked tobacco products decreased 27.5% and total cigarette consumption was down 32.8%. However, total consumption of noncigarette-smoked products increased more than 123%. The largest increases were in pipe tobacco (up 482%) and large cigars (up 233%).
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