TU-3.7 Reduce the initiation of the use of smokeless 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)
2.2 (2008)
Target
0.2
Target-Setting Method
2 percentage point improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 to 25 years who used smokeless 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 smokeless tobacco products in their lifetime or who used smokeless 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 used snuff?

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

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Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Methodology Notes

Initiation of smokeless 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. Smokeless tobacco use includes snuff and chewing tobacco. Persons who responded that they have used either snuff or chewing tobacco for more than 12 months are not included in this measure.