Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
23.0 percent (2019)
18.3 percent of students in grades 6 through 12 used cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, hookah, pipe tobacco, and/or bidis in the past 30 days in 2018
Reduce current use of any tobacco products among adolescents
Data Source: National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), CDC/NCCDPHP
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Nearly all tobacco use begins in childhood and adolescence. Population-level interventions to reduce tobacco use include price increases, mass media campaigns, and smoke-free policies.
Workgroup: Tobacco Use Workgroup