Goal 2: Reduce Initiation and Use Of Tobacco Products

Hidden Toggle
Objective 2.1 Decrease Tobacco Product Use
MeasuresBaselineProgress2024 Target
Current adult, 18+, smokeless tobacco user prevalence4.5% (2018)3.0%
Current adult, 18+, cigarette smoking prevalence15.2% (2018)14%
Current high school youth, grades 9-12, tobacco use (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, hookah or e-cigarettes)32.7% (2017)28.0%
Current high school, grades 9-12, youth cigarette smoking prevalence10.6% (2017)8.0%


  • Support the development and enforcement of laws prohibiting the sale and restricting the marketing of tobacco products to minors
  • Promote education of youth and young adults on the risks of all tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes
  • Support increasing taxes on tobacco products to increase the purchase price
  • Support community outreach and educational programs to reduce all forms of tobacco use