The results from the 2017 Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) for Hawaii high school and middle school students have been added to Hawaii-IBIS! Find out what Hawaii’s keiki think about tobacco use and secondhand smoke, and how their own tobacco use has changed over time. Here are a few highlights….
• In Hawaii, individuals must be 21 years of age to purchase tobacco products. However, less than 1 in 5 middle school students who tried to purchase cigarettes in the past month were refused the sale.
• Over the past decade, the percent of high school students who report seeing actors in movies and TV smoking has declined by over 30%.
• Among all middle school students, 30% report having at least one friend who uses e-cigarettes. Among middle school students who use e-cigarettes, more than 90% report having at least one friend who also uses them.
Use Hawaii-IBIS to explore more of the results. Also, check Hawaii Health Matters and the Tobacco Use Prevention & Control Dashboard, which tracks the progress of the state toward the goals of the five-year strategic plan laid out by the Tobacco Prevention & Education Program in the Hawaii State Department of Health.