Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

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

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