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

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