Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey - New 2013 Charts (PDF, New Window)
Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health and State health officer, today released the California rate of illegal tobacco sales to minors, which has decreased to the second lowest rate in the survey’s history. The 2013 Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey found that illegal tobacco sales to minors at retail outlets occurred at a rate of 7.6 percent. This decrease comes after 2012 showed the highest rate in four years (8.7 percent).
State Health Officer Unveils New Tobacco Report
Dec. 13, 2012- During a news briefing today, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman released the state’s first “State Health Officer’s Report on Tobacco Use and Promotion.”
Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey - New 2011 Charts (PDF, New Window)
Illegal tobacco sales to minors have fallen to their lowest level on record in California, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health, announced today. The 2011 Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey found that tobacco sales to minors at retail outlets occurred at a rate of 5.6 percent – the lowest rate in the survey’s 16-year history.
2010 California Adult & Youth Smoking Prevalence Data Charts (July 13, 2011)
The state’s adult smoking rate has hit a record low, announced California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Ron Chapman today. Last year, 11.9 percent of the state’s adults smoked, down from 13.1 percent in 2009, making California one of only two states to reach the federal Healthy People 2020 target of reducing the adult smoking prevalence rate to 12 percent.
Be a Reel Hero Contest
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The California Department of Public Health's Be a Reel Hero anti-tobacco video contest invited creative Californians to use their talent to save lives by producing a compelling 30-second television commercial that communicates California's anti-smoking message. The winning "Grand Prize" ad, Jeff Rubin's Other Ways to Use a Cigarette, aired May 6 during American Idol (LA and Sacramento markets) as part of the state's anti-smoking campaign. The winning video, top 5 finalists, and all other entries can be viewed online on the Be a Reel Hero website: http://www.BeAReelHero.com