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Cigarette Use among High School Students by Year, New Jersey and the United States, 1998 to 2019

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Why Is This Important?

Tobacco use is usually initiated during adolescence. Nearly 90% of adult smokers begin smoking before 18 years of age. [http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/youth_data/tobacco_use/index.htm ^1^] Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death, leads to disease and disability, and harms nearly every organ of the body.[https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/about/index.html ^2^]

Definition

Percentage of high school (9th-12th grade) students who have used cigarettes on one or more days in the 30 days preceding the survey

Data Notes

The surveys are not conducted annually.

Data Sources

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of high school student survey respondents who have used cigarettes on one or more days in the 30 days preceding the survey
  • Denominator:

    Total number of high school student survey respondents

Related Health Objectives and Indicators




  • Health Initiative: HNJ2020

    Healthy NJ 2020 Objective TU-1b

    NJ Target: Reduce the proportion of high school students (grades 9 to 12) who are current cigarette smokers (any use in past 30 days) to 7.4 percent for the total population, 3.6% for Blacks, 7.7% for Hispanics, and 9.0% for Whites by 2020
    https://www.nj.gov/health/chs/hnj2020/topics/tobacco-use.shtml


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Indicator Data Last Updated On 11/05/2020, Published on 06/10/2024
Office of Tobacco Control, Division of Community Health, New Jersey Department of Health, Trenton, NJ, 08625 (https://nj.gov/health/fhs/tobacco/)