Seattle No. 2 Among Metros Where Cannabis Is More Popular Than Nicotine

By Gene Balk, The Seattle Times on February 3, 2023

In the Seattle area, the popularity of cannabis products easily exceeds that of cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vaping, according to new data from market-research firm Nielsen.

In surveys conducted between March 2021 and January 2022, around 865,000 people age 18 and older in the Seattle market area — about 20% of the adult population — said they had used cannabis (including edibles) in the past 30 days. Only around 560,000 (13%) had smoked cigarettes or used one of the newer nicotine-based alternatives, e-cigarettes and vapes.

That’s a gap of around 7 percentage points in favor of cannabis over nicotine, the second-largest gap among the 83 market areas included in the data.

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