Tobacco, particularly in the form of cigarettes, continues to be widely used in Indiana compared to the rest of the nation and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In the U.S., one of every five deaths is related to cigarette smoking, making it the leading cause of preventable disease and death. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides estimates for current (past month) use of tobacco as well as cigarettes for Indiana and the U.S., for persons ages 12 and older. The visualizations below provide information on current tobacco and cigarette use and can be explored by individual age groups.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) provides an estimate for current (past month) use of cigarettes by adults, ages 18 and older, for Indiana and the U.S. Estimates for current cigarette use can be explored by gender, race, educational attainment, and income level.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System conducted by the CDC provides estimates for current (past month) cigarette use by high school students in grades 9 through 12 for both Indiana and the U.S. Estimates can be viewed by gender, grade level, and race.
Indiana-specific data on tobacco use among middle and high school students is available from the Indiana Youth Tobacco Survey conducted biannually by the Tobacco and Prevention Cessation Agency, a division of the Indiana State Department of Health. Data on tobacco use can be viewed by school type, grade level, gender, and race