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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

2023 California Synar Tobacco Purchase Survey Fact Sheet (PDF)

These figures summarize the data from the 2023 Synar Tobacco Purchase Survey (STPS). The STPS is an annual statewide survey that has been conducted since 2017 to evaluate retailer compliance with California’s Tobacco 21 legislation, which sets the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco at 21.​


Key Findings from the Online California Adult Tobacco Survey 2022 - Released May 2023 (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. This document highlights data from Online CATS 2022, specifically poly-tobacco use, tobacco cessation, attitudes on tobacco-related policy statements, and secondhand exposure.

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.

Adult Tobacco Use Infographic 2022 (PDF)

 The purpose of the adult infographic is to provide basic information on tobacco use among adults in California to the public, CTPP local lead agencies, and tobacco control partners across the state. This infographic introduces 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 2022 (PDF)

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

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.

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

California Tobacco Facts and Figures Report 2022 - Released May 2023 (PDF)

The California Tobacco Facts and Figures report is a reference for recent tobacco control statistics for the state of California. The 2022 report, released May 2023, includes updated statewide estimates from the California Health Interview Survey 2021, California Youth Tobacco Survey 2022, and Online California Adult Tobacco Survey 2022.

Results of the 2022 California Youth Tobacco Survey (PDF, 2.7 MB)

This report presents results of the Statewide 2022 California Youth Tobacco Survey (CYTS) and details current trends in youth tobacco use in California. The report showed that in 2022, 6.6% of California high school students reported the current use of any tobacco product. Vapes were the most used tobacco product, with 5.6% of youth reporting current use. Almost all current tobacco users reported using flavored tobacco products (86.3%), with the flavored tobacco use being highest for vapes (91.7%) out of all tobacco products.

Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Intervention Final Report 2022 (PDF, 1 MB)

This report describes the methods and evaluation results from the Tobacco-Free for Recovery Initiative and the California Behavioral Health and Wellness Initiative. These interventions were aimed at improving tobacco and other wellness policies in residential behavioral treatment programs as well as providing training and technical assistance to other behavioral health/substance use disorder programs funded by CTCP.

Teens Nicotine and Tobacco Online Survey Report 2022 (PDF)

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