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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

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.


California Tobacco Facts and Figures 2019 (PDF)

This 2019 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. 


California Tobacco Facts and Figures 2018 (PDF)

This 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, health effects, tobacco retail environment, and smoking cessation.  


Density of Tobacco Retailers Fact Sheet 2017 (PDF)

The Density of Tobacco Retailers Fact Sheet provides information about how density of tobacco retailers can influence tobacco use, and strategies to reduce tobacco retailers and tobacco use. 


Price of Tobacco Products Fact Sheet 2017 (PDF)

This fact sheet highlights the impacts of decreasing and increasing the price of tobacco products. Evidence-based strategies to influence the price of tobacco products are also provided. 


California Tobacco Facts and Figures 2017 (PDF)

Reports

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.


California Tobacco Retail Surveillance Study Report 2018 (PDF)

This report reviews the results of the California Tobacco Retail Surveillance Study (CTRSS; formerly known as the California Tobacco Advertising Study, CTAS) 2018. The study characterized the retail availability of tobacco in a large, representative sample of licensed tobacco retailers in the state, and assessed neighborhood differences in product availability and the presence of advertising and promotions. 


California Student Tobacco Survey Biennial Report 2017-2018 -updated 2020 (PDF)

This report presents the results of the 2017-2018 California Student Tobacco Survey (CSTS), a biennial, statewide survey of tobacco use, behaviors and attitudes among youth in California. 


California Tobacco Retail Surveillance Study 2017 (PDF)

This report reviews the results of the California Tobacco Retail Surveillance Study (CTRSS; formerly known as the California Tobacco Advertising Study, CTAS) 2017. This study assessed the availability, placement, and promotions of tobacco products in the retail setting, as well as changes among these items since 2014.


Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community (HSHC) Technical Report 2016 (PDF)

This technical report documents the study design and sampling methodology of the 2016 Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community survey. 


California Student Tobacco Survey 2015-2016 (PDF)

This report reviews the results of the 2015-2016 California Student Tobacco Survey (CSTS), a biennial survey of tobacco use, behaviors and attitudes among youth in California. 


California Smokers' Cohort 2011 (PDF)

The 2011 California Smoker Cohort survey investigated current cigarette smokers' tobacco-related behaviors, knowledge of and attitudes towards smoking and cessation among California adults from a longitudinal perspective and monitored the effect of state-initiated tobacco control programs on target populations. This report describes the methodology of the 2011 California Smoker Cohort and describes changes of smoking behavior over a 12-month follow-up period, suggesting the effectiveness of state-initiated tobacco control programs.   

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