Kid with Broken Cigarette

Objective 1: Reduce tobacco use among youth and young adults.

STRATEGIES

1.1 Increase the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products.

1.2 Change social norms around tobacco use and exposure.

1.3 Enforce/expand policies that limit visibility of and access to tobacco products.

1.4 Conduct a statewide youth-focused counter-marketing campaign.

MEASURES


Young adults who currently smoke cigarettes i
(ages 18-24)

TARGET
17.0 %
BASELINE
21.8 %

Adolescents who currently smoke cigarettes ii
(grades 9-12)

TARGET
11.3 %

BASELINE
19.1 %

Pre-adolescents who currently smoke cigarettes ii
(grades 6-8)

TARGET
1.3 %

BASELINE
3.4 %

Young adults who use other tobacco products i

TARGET
12.7 %

BASELINE
17.0 %

Adolescents who use other tobacco products ii

TARGET
16.8 %

BASELINE
18.8 %

Pre-adolescents who use other tobacco products ii

TARGET
4.0 %

BASELINE
5.4 %

i. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), ClearWay Minnesota. Tobacco Use in Minnesota: 2010 Update, February 2011.

ii. MDH, Division of Health Policy, Center for Health Statistics. Teens and Tobacco in Minnesota, the View from 2008.