Status: Target met or exceeded

Target met or exceeded

Most Recent Data:
2.3 percent (2020)

2.3 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

4.1 percent of students in grades 6 through 12 used smokeless tobacco products in the past 30 days in 2018

Reduce current use of smokeless tobacco products among adolescents

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Smokeless tobacco products, like chewing tobacco, are not a safe alternative to cigarettes. They cause cancer, oral health problems, and nicotine addiction. Population-level interventions to reduce tobacco use include price increases, mass media campaigns, and smoke-free policies.

Workgroup: Tobacco Use Workgroup