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Health Equity

Story of Inequity

The Story of Inequity website paints a picture of the tobacco use problem among several of California’s vulnerable populations and serves as a tool to hold CTCP accountable for preventing and reducing tobacco use among these groups. 

Factsheets

Synar Tobacco Purchase Survey (STPS) Results - Tobacco Sales to Youth and Young Adults Under 21 Years, 2022 (PDF)

These figures summarize the data from the 2022 Synar Tobacco Purchase Survey (STPS). The STPS is an annual statewide survey that has been conducted since 2017 to evaluate retailer compliance to California's Tobacco 21 legislation.

Tobacco and Cannabis Use and Maternal Health Harms 2022 (PDF)

This fact sheet provides information about health harms caused by tobacco and cannabis use during pregnancy, along with tobacco and cannabis use rates before, during, and after pregnancy

Rural Youth Fact Sheet 2022 (PDF)

This fact sheet contains information on rural youth tobacco and marijuana use disparities. The data for this fact sheet come from the 2019-2020 California Student Tobacco Survey.

LGBTQ+ Youth Fact Sheet 2022 (PDF)

This fact sheet contains information on LGBTQ+ youth tobacco and marijuana use disparities. The data for this fact sheet come from the 2019–2020 California Student Tobacco Survey.

American Indian and Alaska Native Youth Fact Sheet 2022 (PDF)

This fact sheet contains information on American Indian and Alaska Native youth tobacco and marijuana use disparities. The data for this fact sheet come from the 2019–2020 California Student Tobacco Survey.

Cessation Fact Sheet 2021 (PDF)

This fact sheet provides information about cessation and use of cessation resources for both adults and youth in California. The data for this fact sheet were drawn from the California Health Interview Survey 2017–2018, Kick It California (formerly the California Smokers' Helpline) Caller Intake Reports January-June 2020, and the Statewide 2017–2018 California Student Tobacco Survey.

Adult Tobacco Use Infographic 2020 (PDF)

The purpose of these two infographic is to provide basic information on tobacco use among adults in California to Californian public, CTCP local lead agencies, and tobacco control partners across the state. This infographics introduce the audience on prevalence of tobacco use, flavored tobacco products use among current users of the product, cessation, and secondhand smoke exposure among adults in California.  

Youth Tobacco Use Infographic 2020 (PDF)

The purpose of these two infographic is to provide basic information on tobacco use among youth in California to Californian public, CTCP local lead agencies, and tobacco control partners across the state. This infographic introduce the audience on prevalence of tobacco use, flavored tobacco products use among current users of the product, cessation, and secondhand smoke exposure among youth in California.  

Key Findings from the Online California Adult Tobacco Survey 2020 (PDF)

The Online California Adult Tobacco Survey (Online CATS) is an online survey that gathers data on tobacco use behavior and tobacco-related beliefs among California residents age 18 to 64. Online CATS is primarily used to help prioritize interventions and guide specific tobacco control related campaigns. This document highlights key data from the 2019 and 2020 waves of Online CATS.

Reports

Teens Nicotine and Tobacco Online Survey Report 2021–2022 (PDF, 1.2MB)

This report summarizes the main results from the first wave of the Teens, Nicotine, and Tobacco (TNT) Project Online Survey, which was a statewide online survey conducted in California during 2021–2022.

California Tobacco Facts and Figures Report 2021 (PDF, 1.6MB)

This 2021 report is a reference for recent tobacco control statistics for the state of California. It includes statewide tobacco data around a variety of topics including electronic smoking devices, flavored tobacco, secondhand smoke, tobacco retail, tobacco policies, and smoking cessation. The 2021 edition includes an expanded section that highlights progress in accelerating and reducing tobacco-related disparities.

California Student Tobacco Survey Biennial Report 2019–2020 - Updated November 2021 (PDF, 3MB)

This report presents the results of the 2019-2020 California Student Tobacco Survey (CSTS), a biennial, statewide survey of tobacco use, behaviors and attitudes among youth in California.

State Tobacco Control Evaluation Report 2015–2020 (PDF)

This evaluation report describes evaluation activities for the California Tobacco Control Program related to activities supported by federal funding pursuant to DP- 14-1410 Public Health Approaches for Ensuring Quitline Capacity and CDC-RFA DP 15-1509 National State-Based Tobacco Control Program.

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