New Resources Available with Updated Tobacco Use Data
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids has released several new resources and toll sheets with updates reflecting recently released new data.
Data from the 2016 BRFSS was released by the CDC, providing state-specific adult smoking prevalence data. Nevada’s adult smoking rate has declined from 17.6% in 2015 to 16.5% in 2016 based on the BRFSS data. The use of smokeless tobacco products in Nevada has remained somewhat stable.
New youth tobacco use data is available from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released by SAMHSA. According to CTFK, “the 2016 NSDUH data indicate that each day, 2,300 kids in the United States try their first cigarette and another 350 kids under 18 years of age become new regular, daily smokers. That’s more than 135,000 new underage daily smokers in this country each year.”
CTFK also notes: As a result of this new data release, the state estimates for the number of kids who become new regular, daily smokers each year and the number of kids who try cigarettes for the first time each year on our website and in our detailed state toll sheets have been updated.