Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
5.0 percent (2018)

3.0 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

5.0 percent of students in grades 6 through 12 smoked cigars, little cigars, or cigarillos in the past 30 days in 2018

Reduce current use of cigars, cigarillos, and little cigars among adolescents

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


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