Status: Baseline only
Reduce current use of cigars, cigarillos, and little cigars among adolescents
Baseline: 5.0 percent of students in grades 6 through 12 smoked cigars, little cigars, or cigarillos in the past 30 days in 2018
Target: 3.0 percent
Data Source: National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), CDC/NCCDPHP
Cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes — they contain the same harmful substances that cause disease and early death. Population-level interventions to reduce tobacco use include price increases, mass media campaigns, and smoke-free policies.
Workgroup: Tobacco Use Workgroup