As lawmakers across the country seek to reduce youth tobacco and vapor product use, many have introduced and passed legislation that regulates, taxes, and in some cases, prohibits the sales of such products.

This analysis includes state-specific information on tobacco and vapor product use among adults in youth in all 50 states, as well as Washington D.C. Each paper examines smoking rates among adults in the respective, youth use of tobacco and vapor products, and the effectiveness of tobacco settlement payments, taxes, and vapor products on reducing combustible cigarette use.

Smoking Rates Among Adults
This section provides information on smoking rates among adults from 1995 to 2019, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey. The analysis also figures for population increases, and while all states saw decreases in the percentage of smokers, due to increases in population, some make have additional smokers. This analysis takes into account the percent difference and population change, as all states, absolutely, have less smokers than they would have had in 1995.

Youth Tobacco and Vapor Rates
This section examines the most state-level youth vapor and tobacco rates, including identifying ever, current, and daily use. It also provides an analysis on the reduction of youth combustible cigarette use among the years, which, as identified by this series, is at all-time lows.

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Lindsey Stroud – Taxpayers Protection Alliance – 2021-04-26.

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