Facts and Figures
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.
Young Adult Tobacco Purchase Survey Results - Tobacco Sales to Young Adults Under 21 Years, 2019 (PDF)
These figures summarize data from the 2019 Young Adult Tobacco Purchase Survey (YATPS). The YATPS has been conducted since 2017 to evaluate retailer compliance to California's Tobacco 21 legislation. In 2016, Tobacco 21 legislation increased the minimum legal age-of-sale for tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old. The YATPS is conducted annually and statewide. The survey documents the percentage of tobacco retailers who sold a tobacco product to an underage young adult aged 18 or 19 years old. On the figures, this percentage is called the retailer violation rate and the data are further categorized by tobacco product, store type, and California region.
This file summarizes data from the 2018 Young Adult Tobacco Purchase Survey (YATPS). YATPS is an annual statewide survey conducted since 2017 that captures the percentage of retailers who sold tobacco to underage young adults age 18 or 19. YATPS was conducted to evaluate retailer compliance to California’s Tobacco 21 legislation that increased the minimum legal age-of-sale for tobacco from 18 to 21.
This file summarizes select results from the 2018 Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey (YTPS). YTPS is an annual statewide survey conducted from 1997 to 2018 that captures the percentage of retailers who sold tobacco to youth age 15 or 16.
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.
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.
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.
An updated comprehensive review of tobacco-related data across the state of California. The report includes data on smoking prevalence, tobacco consumption, secondhand smoke exposure, health effects, tobacco industry spending, and smoking cessation.
Tobacco Use among American Indian and Alaska Natives Populations 2016 (PDF)
American Indians/Alaska Natives have the highest prevalence of cigarette smoking compared to all other racial/ethnic groups in the United States. This fact sheet summarized the most up-to-date national and California data regarding tobacco use (rates, smoking behaviors and patterns, and health consequences) among American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
Impact of Electronic Smoking Devices and Marijuana on Air Quality 2016 (PDF)
This fact sheet highlight the impact of ESD aerosol and marijuana smoke on air quality, and provides position statements from reputable health and professional organizations regarding the need to address the risks posed by use of these devices/drugs.
Fact Sheet summarizing the problem of menthol tobacco products.
Fact Sheet summarizing tobacco use among California's LGBT population.
Study of the cost of smoking in California in 2009 which indicates the economic burden to $18.1 billion or $4,603 per smoker.