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Pennsylvania Tobacco Statistical

Reports AND RESOURCES   

 
 
REPORTS AND DATA
 
 
Tobacco Annual Reports - Annual Reports for fiscal years summarize the activities and accomplishments of Pennsylvania's Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control.  
 
 
Additional Tobacco Prevention and Control Statistics reports can be accessed through the Division of Health Statistics:
 
 
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 2011/12 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  One-page reports that highlight key indicators, selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in their publication, 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 secondhand smoke and eliminating tobacco-related health disparities; and then by the time period in which the outcome can be measured.
 
Pennsylvania Adult Tobacco Survey 2005 Pennsylvania adults responses to survey questions about their tobacco-related knowledge, behaviors and attitudes.  Included are the percent of smokers who have tried to quit in the past year and the percent who are thinking of quitting in the next six months; information about how harmful people think cigarette smoking is, how many smokers were advised to quit by their doctor and how many people work in places that have smoking restrictions.  
 
Pennsylvania Youth Tobacco Survey 2010/11 High school and middle school student responses to survey questions about their tobacco-related knowledge, behaviors and attitudes.
 
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 (PDF) Responses from the Adult Tobacco Survey about whether people are more or less likely to visit restaurants and bars.
  
 
RESOURCES 
 
PACT assists the Department in strengthening the statewide information and education network on the health impact of tobacco use on tobacco users and non-tobacco users, and works with local shareholders to increase ability and activity on a local level that provides the impetus needed to initiate a statewide grassroots campaign focusing on tobacco pollution.     
 
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Works to protect children from exposure and addiction to tobacco by raising awareness; changing public policies to limit the marketing and sales of tobacco to children; altering the environment in which tobacco use and policy decisions are made; and actively countering the tobacco industry and its special interests. The Center also encourages youth advocacy to support policy change, to hold tobacco control activities and to help educate peers on the dangers of tobacco.
 
 
American Cancer Society
Provides smoking education, prevention and cessation programs and distributes pamphlets, posters and exhibits on smoking. 
 
American Heart Association
Promotes smoking intervention programs at schools, workplaces and health care sites. 
 
American Lung Association
Conducts programs addressing smoking cessation, prevention, and the protection of nonsmokers' health and provides a variety of educational materials for the public and health professionals. Click here to view the American Lung Association's Strategic Plan for for a Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program in Pennsylvania 2012-2017. 
To compare Pennsylvania tobacco use information with other states and for national statistics about tobacco use, prevention, and control visit CDC's State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System website.