About the National Data
Data source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Baseline: 20.1 percent of adults aged 18 years and over used at least 1 form of cigarettes; cigars, cigarillos, filtered little cigars; regular pipes, water pipes, hookah; e-cigarettes; and/or smokeless tobacco products every day or some days in 2018
Target: 16.2 percent
Percentage point improvement
For cigarettes, users were defined as persons who reported smoking either "every day" or "some days" and had smoked at least 100 cigarettes during their lifetime. For smokeless tobacco products, the survey includes a preamble which states, "smokeless tobacco products are placed in the mouth or nose and can include chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, snus (SNOOSE), or dissolvable tobacco…" For e-cigarettes, the survey includes a preamble which states, "The next question is about electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes. You may also know them as vape-pens, hookah-pens, e-hookahs, or e-vaporizers. Some look like cigarettes, and others look like pens or small pipes. These are battery-powered, usually contain liquid nicotine, and produce vapor instead of smoke." This indicator uses age-adjustment groups: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+.
Effect size h=0.1 was chosen to correspond with 10% improvement from a baseline of 50%.