TU-3.5 Reduce the initiation of the use of tobacco products by young adults aged 18 to 25 years

National Data Source
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
10.9 (2008)
Target
8.8
Target-Setting Method
2 percentage point improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 to 25 years who used tobacco products for the first time in the 12 months prior to the date of the interview.
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 to 25 who did not use tobacco products in their lifetime or who used tobacco products for the first time in the 12 months prior to the date of the interview.
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the National Survey on Drug Use and Health:

[NUMERATOR:]

How old were you the first time you smoked part or all of a cigarette? _______

How old were you the first time you used snuff? _______

How old were you the first time you used chewing tobacco? _______

How old were you the first time you smoked part or all of any type of cigar? _______

Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Methodology Notes

Initiation of tobacco use in the 12 months prior to date of interview was identified by examining the youth’s interview date, birth date, and initiation date of first tobacco use. Tobacco use includes cigarettes, snuff, chewing tobacco, and any type of cigar. Persons who responded that they have used any of the above tobacco products for more than 12 months are not included in this measure.