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Tobacco Use among High School Students by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2008 to 2018

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Why Is This Important?

Tobacco use is usually initiated during adolescence. More than 90% of adult smokers begin smoking before 18 years of age. Youth use of tobacco in any form is unsafe. Youth who use multiple tobacco products are at higher risk for developing nicotine dependence and might be more likely to continue using tobacco into adulthood.^[http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/youth_data/tobacco_use/index.htm 1]^

Definition

Percentage of high school students (grade 9-12) who have used tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, bidis, electronic cigarettes) in the 30 days preceding the survey Measurement of electronic cigarette use began in 2012.

Data Notes

The survey is only conducted in even-numbered years and was not conducted in 2010.

Data Source

Youth Tobacco Survey, Office of Tobacco Control, New Jersey Department of Health
(http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/tobacco/)

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of high school students who have used tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, bidis, electronic cigarettes) 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-2

    NJ Target: Reduce current tobacco use (cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, bidis) by high school students (grades 9-12) to 20 percent for the total population, 19.5% for Blacks, 22.6% for Hispanics, and 21.5% for Whites by 2020
    https://www.nj.gov/health/chs/hnj2020/topics/tobacco-use.shtml


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Health Topic Pages Related to: Tobacco Use among High School Students

Indicator Data Last Updated On 11/04/2020, Published on 06/12/2024
Office of Tobacco Control, Division of Community Health, New Jersey Department of Health, Trenton, NJ, 08625 (https://nj.gov/health/fhs/tobacco/)