Tobacco Prevention and Control


Pennsylvania Tobacco Facts 2011/12 is a comprehensive report that provides tobacco statistics regarding the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products, the resulting health and financial costs of tobacco use, and the attitudes of Pennsylvanians about smoking in public places. The 2008 report includes recent data for estimates for prevalence of tobacco use, disparities of tobacco use, and maternal use of tobacco during pregnancy.

Key Outcome Indicators Reports are one-page reports that highlights key indicators, selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in their book, Key Outcome Indicators for Evaluating Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs, May 2005. Indicators are grouped by the four major goal areas of the tobacco prevention and control program: preventing tobacco use among youth, promoting smoking cessation among youth and adults, protecting nonsmokers from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and eliminating tobacco-related health disparities.

Pennsylvania Adult Tobacco Survey 2005 describes tobacco use behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes among Pennsylvania adults.

Pennsylvania Youth Tobacco Survey 2010/11 describes tobacco use behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes among PA middle and high school students.

Pennsylvania Synar Survey is a combined annual effort of four different state bureaus, private contractors and youth volunteers to estimate the percentage of Pennsylvania cigarette retailers who have violated the law by selling cigarettes to minors. 

Clean Indoor Air Impact Report uses Adult Tobacco Survey questions to answer whether people are more or less likely to visit restaurants and bars.

To compare Pennsylvania tobacco use information with other states and for national statistics about tobacco use prevention and control go to


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