Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
4.1 percent (2018)

Target:
2.3 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
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

Summary

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