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Tobacco Use among Delaware Youth. Some Recent Data for Use in Updating the 5 Year Strategic Plan for a Tobacco-Free Delaware Delaware Drug and Alcohol Tracking Alliance (DDATA) Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, University of Delaware

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Tobacco use among delaware youth

Tobacco Use among Delaware Youth

Some Recent Data for Use in Updating the 5 Year Strategic Plan for a Tobacco-Free Delaware

Delaware Drug and Alcohol Tracking Alliance (DDATA)

Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, University of Delaware

Presented to The Tobacco Prevention and Control Program of the Division of Public Health

September 29, 2009


Goal 1 prevention

Goal 1: Prevention

  • Reduce prevalence of smoking among youth under the age of 18

  • Enforce laws to prevent sales to minors


Middle school cigarette trends

Middle School Cigarette Trends

Trends in Cigarette Use Among Delaware Middle School Students 2000-2008

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


Middle school tobacco use over time

Middle School Tobacco Use Over Time

Trends in Any Tobacco Use Among Delaware

Middle School Students 2000 - 2008

Includes cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, bidis, and kreteks.

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2000 - 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


High school cigarette trends

High School Cigarette Trends

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2000 - 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


High school tobacco use over time

High School Tobacco Use Over Time

Trends in Any Tobacco Use Among Delaware High School Students 2000 - 2008

Includes cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, bidis, and kreteks.

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2000 - 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


Tobacco use among delaware youth

Source: Data Base/DiagnosticsPlus (1989-1993); Department of Public Instruction, 1994; 1995-2009 Delaware School Survey, Center for Drug and

Alcohol Studies, University of Delaware.


8th grade 2009 past 30 day tobacco use by planning area

8th Grade, 2009: Past 30-day Tobacco Use by Planning Area


11th grade 2009 past 30 day tobacco use by planning area

11th Grade, 2009: Past 30-day Tobacco Use by Planning Area


Overall trends

Overall Trends

Past 30 Day Tobacco Use among 2008 Delaware Youth

by Grade and Tobacco Product

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


Tobacco use among delaware youth

Percentage of 2008 Delaware Middle School Students who used Tobacco Products in Past 30 days, by Race and Tobacco Type

Middle School Tobacco Use, by Race and Tobacco Type, Past 30 Days

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


Tobacco use among delaware youth

Percentage of 2008 Delaware High School Students who used Tobacco Products in Past 30 days, by Race and Tobacco Type

High School Tobacco Use, by Race and Tobacco Type, Past 30 Days

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


How to get cigarettes

How to Get Cigarettes

How Delaware Students would get Cigarettes

If They Wanted Them

Source: 2009 Delaware School Survey, Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, University of Delaware.


Goal 2 increase tobacco cessation among delawareans

Goal 2: Increase Tobacco Cessation among Delawareans

  • Increase the percentage of tobacco users who receive or use cessation services


Tried to quit smoking trend

Tried to Quit Smoking Trend

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2000 - 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


Tobacco use among delaware youth

Percent of Delaware Students who are Current Smokers and Want to Quit and have tried to Quit in the Past Year, by County

Tried to Quit, by County

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


Tobacco use among delaware youth

Middle School: Tried to Quit Smoking and Participated in a Program to Help

Percentage of 2008 Delaware Middle School Students who are Current Smokers and who Want to Quit Smoking, by whether they have tried to Quit and whether they have participated in a Program to help them Quit

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


Tobacco use among delaware youth

Percentage of 2008 Delaware High School Students who are Current Smokers and who want to Quit Smoking, by whether they have tried to Quit and whether they have participated in a Program to help them Quit

High School: Tried to Quit Smoking and Participated in a Program to Help

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


Stopped smoking by county

Stopped Smoking, by County

Percentage of Delaware School Students who have smoked daily for 30 days in the Past but have not smoked in the Past 30 days by County

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


Goal 3 reduce routine exposure to environmental tobacco smoke

Goal 3: Reduce Routine Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke

  • Environmental smoke exposure in cars

  • Environmental smoke exposure in buildings


Middle school smoke exposure

Trends in Exposure to Smoke Among Delaware

Middle School Students 2000 - 2008

Middle School Smoke Exposure

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


High school smoke exposure

Trends in Exposure to Smoke Among Delaware

High School Students 2000 - 2008

High School Smoke Exposure

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


Where exposed to smoke

Where Exposed to Smoke

Percentage of 2008 Delaware Middle and High School Students who are exposed to Cigarette Smoke in Cars and at Home

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


Goal 4 decrease the social acceptability of tobacco use

Goal 4: Decrease the Social Acceptability of Tobacco Use

  • Reduce the percentage of middle and high school youth who perceive that smoking is acceptable

  • Decrease the proportion of middle and high school children who overestimate the percentage of peers who smoke.


Middle school smoking risk perception

Middle School Smoking Risk Perception

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


High school smoking risk perception

High School Smoking Risk Perception

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


Percent of 2008 de middle school students who think young people who smoke have more friends

Percent of 2008 DE Middle School Students who think Young People who Smoke have more Friends

Middle School Perception of Smoking and Popularity

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


Percent of 2008 de high school students who think young people who smoke have more friends

Percent of 2008 DE High School Students who think Young People who Smoke have more Friends

High School Perception of Smoking and Popularity

Source: Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008, Delaware Division of Public Health


8 th graders perception of smoking as wrong

8th Graders’ Perception of Smoking as Wrong

Percent of 2009 Delaware High School Students’ Opinion and Perception of Parent’s Opinion of Smoking

Source: 2009 Delaware School Survey, Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, University of Delaware.


11 th graders perception of smoking as wrong

11th Graders’ Perception of Smoking as Wrong

Percent of 2009 Delaware High School Students’ Opinion and Perception of Parent’s Opinion of Smoking

Source: 2009 Delaware School Survey, Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, University of Delaware.


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