Health Indicator Report of Secondhand Smoke Exposure among High School Students
Secondhand smoke harms children and adults, and the only way to fully protect nonsmokers is to eliminate smoking in all homes, worksites, and public places.[http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/general_facts/index.htm ^1^]
NotesSurvey is only conducted in even-numbered years. Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. Due to the COVID pandemic, the survey was not conducted in 2020.
Data SourceYouth Tobacco Survey, Office of Tobacco Control, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/tobacco/]
DefinitionThe percentage of high school students in grades 9-12 who are nonsmokers but are exposed to secondhand smoke
NumeratorThe number of high school students in grades 9-12 who are nonsmokers but are exposed to secondhand smoke
DenominatorThe total number of high school students in grades 9-12 who are nonsmokers
Healthy People Objective: Reduce the proportion of nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke: Adolescents aged 12 to 17 yearsU.S. Target: 41.0 percent
Other Objectives'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective TU-3''': Reduce the proportion of high school student (grades 9-12) nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke to 43.3% in the total population, 46.9% among Whites, 41.8% among Blacks, 38.7% among Hispanics, and 27.9% among Asians.
Health Program InformationNJDOH Office of Tobacco Control: [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/tobacco/]
Page Content Updated On 11/13/2020, Published on 10/26/2022