Posted On July 25, 2012

Although manufactured cigarettes account for 96% of worldwide sales, tobacco use can take many forms and varies by country. This page provides resources with information on annual consumption and other tobacco products such as hookah and smokeless tobacco. This page also includes a subsection highlighting novel nicotine products and their perceived harm reduction.

Youth Tobacco Use

Posted On July 25, 2012

   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.

Adult Behaviors

Posted On July 25, 2012

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.

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.

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.

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 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).