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tobacco-atlas-logo-positive   Youth tobacco use is a global concern. This page provides information        about youth tobacco use as well as attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and health impacts related to tobacco use among youth.

You're the Target (2014)

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids CTFKThis report issued by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other international public health organizations exposes how Philip Morris International’s (PMI) ‘Be Marlboro’ marketing campaign uses themes and images that appeal to youth across the globe. The campaign has expanded to more than 50 countries despite being banned by a German court for targeting teens and generating similar complaints in other countries.

Girls Cigarette Use Globally

Tobacco Atlas This interactive map from The Tobacco Atlas allows you to view the percent of girls who smoke cigarettes by country.

Boys Cigarette Use Globally

Tobacco Atlas This interactive map from the Tobacco Atlas allows you to view the percent of boys who smoke cigarettes by country.

Health Behavior in School-Aged Children Cross-National Study

World Health Organization HBSC is a cross-national research study conducted every four years. This study of 11-15 year old children aims to gain new insight into, and increase our understanding of, young people’s health, well-being, behaviors and their social context. The study asks questions about smoking prevalence and age of initiation. Data is not publicly available online but access can be requested.

Global Youth Tobacco Survey

L_GTSSGYTS is a school-based survey that collects data on students ages 13–15 and provides smoking prevalence rates. The GYTS surveillance system is intended to enhance the capacity of countries to design, implement, and evaluate tobacco control and prevention programs.

Monitoring the Future

mtflogoMonitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students. This organization surveys approximately 50,000 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students, as well as annual follow-up questionnaires after graduating.

State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System

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The STATE System, developed by the CDC Office of Smoking and Health, is an interactive application that houses and displays current and historical state-level data on tobacco. Trend data, interactive maps, and state comparisons are available for topics such as legislation for indoor smoke-free policies, vending machines, smoke-free school campuses, and advertising restrictions.

Smoke Free Movies

stanton glantz smoke free movies website This website is a project of tobacco control expert, Stanton A. Glatz, PhD. It provides information on smoking in movies as a form of marketing for Big Tobacco and the effects on youth smoking.

Tobacco and Kids Fact Sheets

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids CTFKThe Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has compiled numerous fact sheets about kids and tobacco on topics ranging from the prevalence and harm to the targeted marketing by companies to youth.

Global School-Based Student Health Survey

GSHS The Global School-Based Student Health Survey (GSHS) is a collaborative surveillance project designed to help countries measure and assess the behavioral risk factors and protective factors in 10 key areas, including tobacco use among young people aged 13 to 15 years.

Synar Report: Tobacco Sales to Youth

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services AdministrationThis 2011 SAMHSA Report presents findings on compliance of the Synar Amendment aimed at decreasing youth access to tobacco. Reviews progress in enforcing State youth tobacco access laws and in reducing the percentage of retailers selling tobacco products to minors.

National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS)

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention iconThe NYTS was designed to provide national data on long-term, intermediate, and short-term indicators key to the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs. The NYTS provides nationally representative data about middle and high school youth’s tobacco-related beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and exposure to pro-and anti-tobacco influences.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention iconThe Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including tobacco.

Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS)

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention iconThe Youth Tobacco Survey collects data from 6th to 12th grade students. The YTS measures the following components: knowledge and attitudes regarding tobacco use, exposure to media and advertising, information on the enforcement of minors’ access regulations and laws, presence of tobacco programs in school curricula, cessation attempts and successes, secondhand smoke exposure, and prevalence of other tobacco products (i.e., pipe use, bidis, kreteks, and snus).

One billion adults worldwide smoke cigarettes. Reports and data sources on this page provide information on prevalence rates, smoking trends, and social norms related to tobacco use for adults.

Key Health Data by State

Trust for America's Health - Preventing Epidemics. Protecting People TFAH iconThis interactive map from the Trust for America’s Health Organization displays key health data by state, such as tobacco use and current smokers.

Tobacco and Adult Minorities

Tobacco and Adult MinoritiesThe Center for Social Gerontology provides information, fact sheets, and articles about tobacco use and its effects on old and young adults from communities of color in the United States.

National Health Interview Survey

National Health Interview SurveyThis CDC survey collects data on current smoking trends among adults (ages 18+) in the United States. The 2012 Summary Health Statistics Report includes information on distribution of current smokers, broken down by various demographic characteristics such as age, race, income, and health insurance status. Early release statistics for 2014 are available here.

Male Cigarette Use Globally

Tobacco AtlasThe Tobacco Atlas provides an interactive map that shows the percent of males who smoke cigarettes by country.

State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System

STATE
The STATE System, developed by the CDC Office of Smoking and Health, is an interactive application that houses and displays current and historical state-level data on tobacco. Trend data, interactive maps, and state comparisons are available for topics such as legislation for indoor smoke-free policies, vending machines, smoke-free school campuses, and advertising restrictions.

Global Health Observatory (GHO)

K_WHOThe Tobacco theme page of the Global Health Observatory (GHO) features data from the MPOWER measures in the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2011. MPOWER assists countries to implement effective strategies for selected demand reduction related articles of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

STEPwise Approach to Surveillance (STEPS)

STEPSThe WHO STEPwise Approach to Surveillance (STEPS) is a simple, standardized method for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data in WHO member countries. The Adult Risk Factor Surveillance Country Reports include data on smoking within each country.

National Adult Tobacco Survey (NATS)

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention iconThe National Adult Tobacco Survey (NATS) was created to assess the prevalence of tobacco use, as well as the factors promoting and impeding tobacco use among adults. NATS also establishes a comprehensive framework for evaluating both the national and state-specific tobacco control programs. The NATS questionnaire is built around the Office of Smoking and Health’s Key Outcome Indicators (KOI) from each of the following four goal areas: preventing initiation of tobacco use among young people, eliminating nonsmokers’ exposure to secondhand smoke, promoting quitting among adults and young people, and identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities.

Certain populations are found to smoke at higher levels than the general population. This page provides links to the prevalence, trends, and cessation resources related to these specific populations.

Tobacco's Target Populations

americans for nonsmokers' rights iconAmericans for Nonsmokers’ Rights has compiled data, reports, and other information on tobacco and special populations like African Americans, LGBT, Latinos/Hispanics, Native Communities, and women.

Behavioral Health Resources

Smoking Cessation Leadership CenterThis website from the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center provides links to presentations, peer-reviewed articles, publications, and toolkits focusing on tobacco dependence treatment for people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Hidden Epidemic: Tobacco Use and Mental Illness

Legacy Fact SheetThis publication in Legacy’s dissemination series brings attention to the prevalence of nicotine dependence among individuals with mental illnesses. The authors discuss the barriers to successful tobacco cessation and highlight effective efforts for smoking cessation among this population.

Minnesota Native American Council on Tobacco (MNACT)

MNACT Minnesota Native American Council on TobaccoThe mission of the Minnesota Native American Council on Tobacco (MNACT) is to ensure the health and well-being for the next Seven Generations throughout Minnesota’s Native communities. MNACT supports efforts in awareness, education, prevention, research, policy and culturally appropriate services, by eliminating commercial tobacco abuse while advocating traditional tobacco use.

National African American Tobacco Education Network (NAATEN)

NAATENThe National African American Tobacco Education Network (NAATEN) is a collaborative of national African American Stakeholders that have an interest in establishing or augmenting tobacco prevention and control activities within their organizations, as well as the African American community.

National Native Network

keepitsacred This national network aims to provide a forum for Tribes and Tribal Organizations to obtain and disseminate evidence-based and culturally appropriate information in order to identify and eliminate health disparities related to commercial tobacco abuse.

National African American Tobacco Prevention Network

NAATPN This national organization is dedicated to facilitating the development and implementation of comprehensive and community competent tobacco control programs to benefit communities and people of African descent.

Tobacco and Adult Minorities

Tobacco and Adult MinoritiesThe Center for Social Gerontology provides information, fact sheets, and articles about tobacco use and its effects on old and young adults from communities of color in the United States.

Tobacco's Target Populations

americans for nonsmokers' rights iconAmericans for Nonsmokers’ Rights has compiled data, reports, and other information on tobacco and special populations like African Americans, LGBT, Latinos/Hispanics, Native Communities, and women.

National Latino Tobacco Control Network

NLTCNThe National Latino Tobacco Control Network (NLTCN) is an open information and support system for tobacco control and health disparities advocates and experts who want to become more effective in changing policies and social norms around tobacco control through the exchange of information and personal and institutional linkages.

Pathways to Freedom: Winning the Fight Against Tobacco

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention iconThis 2003 edition of Pathways to Freedom addresses issues specific to African Americans, such as targeted advertising campaigns and historical, cultural, and socioeconomic influences. It also offers proven strategies for anyone who wants to quit, how friends and family can help, and how the community and its leaders can promote the value of gaining freedom from tobacco.

Asian Smokers' Quitline

Asian Smokers QuitlineThe Asian Smokers’ Quitline is a free nationwide Asian-language quit smoking service operated by the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego. The Quitline offers self-help materials, one-on-one telephone counseling to quit smoking, and a free two-week starter kit of nicotine patches.

Break Free Alliance

break free alliance This national alliance engages states and key organizations serving low SES populations in tobacco control efforts and assists them with resource development and assessments, technical assistance, capacity building and evaluation to prevent and reduce tobacco use in low-income communities.

Tobacco Research Network on Disparities

TRENDTReND is a joint effort between the National Cancer Institute and The Legacy Foundation forming a core group of researchers who are working together to increase our understanding of the relationship between tobacco and health disparities. The goal of their research is to promote effective ways of reducing the unequal burden of tobacco’s harmful effects on groups who are most at risk.

Surgeon General's Report: Women and Smoking (2001)

U.S. Public Health ServiceThis 2001 report summarizes what is known about smoking among women, including patterns and trends in smoking prevalence, factors associated with smoking initiation and maintenance, the consequences of smoking for women’s health, and interventions for smoking cessation and prevention.

Gender, Women, and the Tobacco Epidemic

World Health Organization This World Health Organization monograph contributes to the scientific understanding of gender, women, and tobacco in the context of efforts to control the global tobacco epidemic.

Tobacco's Target Populations

americans for nonsmokers' rights iconAmericans for Nonsmokers’ Rights has compiled data, reports, and other information on tobacco and special populations like African Americans, LGBT, Latinos/Hispanics, Native Communities, and women.

Women, Tobacco, and Cancer: An Agenda for the 21st Century

National Cancer Institute NCI logo iconThe Women, Tobacco, and Cancer Working Group was formed to respond to the priorities identified in these and other plans and reports. The group focused on identifying ways to stimulate scientific research and suggesting approaches to translate knowledge into interventions to prevent tobacco-related cancers in women in the United States and other countries.