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Director's Message
Report Highlights
Summary Tables
Clinicians’ Advice to Quit Smoking
Medicaid Coverage of Tobacco Dependence Treatments
Weight and Physical Activity
Sun Protection
Secondhand Smoke
Chemical Exposures
Tobacco Company Marketing Expenditures
Early Detection
Breast and Cervical Cancers
Colorectal Cancer
Bladder, Breast, Colorectal
Kidney, Lung, Ovarian, Prostate
Life After Cancer
End of Life
Early Detection
Life After Cancer
End of Life

Summary Table: Prevention – Smoking

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found in the report.

Trend key: green - headed in the right direction
  red - headed in the wrong direction
  black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
  blue - Healthy People 2020 target

  Smoking Initiation
Youth smoking
Adult smoking
Quitting smoking
Measure Percentage of individuals in the groups aged 12–17 years and 18-25 years who said they had initiated smoking during the past 12 months. (Example: 12-17 years) Percentage of high school students who were current cigarette, cigar, or smokeless tobacco users: Students (Grades 9–12) who reported having used cigarettes, cigars, or smokeless tobacco in the 30 days before the survey. Percentage of adults who were current cigarette smokers: Adults aged 18 and older who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in their lifetime and who, at the time of the interview, continued to smoke every day or some days. Percentage of adult smokers aged 18 years and older who attempted smoking cessation in the past 12 months. This includes both current smokers who quit smoking for one day or longer and smokers who quit less than one year ago.
Recent summary trend*
Non-significant change
Desired direction
Trend details Falling
Falling, then NSC

Stable, then rising

Most recent estimate In the 12-17 age group, males and females had similar smoking initiation rates in 2010 (males, 5.7 percent; females, 6.0 percent). Among high school students in 2009, 19.5 percent were current cigarette smokers, 8.9 percent were current users of smokeless tobacco, 14 percent were current cigar smokers (including little cigars). 26 percent were current users of "any tobacco" product. In 2010, 19.3 percent of adults aged 18 and older - 21.2 percent of men and 17.5 percent of women - were current cigarette smokers. In 2010, 50.2 percent of smokers ages 18 and older - 48.7 percent for men, 51.9 percent for women - stopped smoking for one day or longer because they were trying to quit.
Healthy People 2020 target Decrease the percentage to initiate cigarette smoking to 4.2 percent to initiate cigarette smoking in the 12-17 age group. Decrease the proportion of high school students who currently: smoke cigarettes to 16 percent; use smokeless tobacco to 6.9 percent; smoke cigars to 8 percent; use any tobacco product to 21 percent. Reduce to 12% the proportion of adult current cigarette smokers. Reduce to 0.3 percent the proportion of adult current smokeless tobacco users. Increase to 80% the proportion of adult everyday smokers ages 18 and older, who stopped smoking for a day or longer because they were trying to quit.
More information Smoking Initiation Youth Smoking Adult Smoking Quitting Smoking

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* Summary trend (generally 5 most recent years) as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC).

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