Tobacco is still a problem.
Tobacco causes about 600,000 deaths every year in the U.S. – the equivalent of four Boeing 777 airplanes crashing every day every year.
Tobacco is the number one cause of death in the U.S….but it doesn’t have to be.
Youth Tobacco Use in Minnesota
Nicotine, in all forms, harms the developing brains of children and teens.
The Good News: Fewer MN teens are smoking cigarettes
In 2014, 19.3% (less than one in five) high school students in Minnesota used conventional tobacco products (i.e., cigarettes; cigars, cigarillos and little cigars; smokeless tobacco, and pipes) in the past 30 days. 10.6% of high school students in Minnesota (30,400) smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days.
The Bad News: More MN teens are using e-cigarettes
12.9% of high school students in Minnesota used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days, in 2014. In comparison, in 2012, is was estimated that 2.8% of high school students, nation-wide, used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days.
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Adult tobacco use in Minnesota
Fewer adults in Minnesota are smoking cigarettes. 14.4% of adults in Minnesota smoke cigarettes, or about 580,000 adults out of over 4.1 million. Adults aged 25-44 in Minnesota have the highest smoking rate. Adults in the Northeast region of Minnesota smoke at a higher rate than adults in other parts of the state.
The majority of smokers want to quit smoking.
In 2014, 53.4% of current smokers in Minnesota (about 307,000 adults) stopped smoking for at least one day in an attempt to quit smoking, and 15.6% of smokers successfully quit.
Quitting smoking is not easy, but there are things you can do to more effectively treat tobacco dependence.Learn More