Status: Baseline only
Reduce current use of smokeless tobacco products among adolescents
Baseline: 4.1 percent of students in grades 6 through 12 used smokeless tobacco products in the past 30 days in 2018
Target: 2.3 percent
Data Source: National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), CDC/NCCDPHP
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