Tobacco is still a problem.
Smoking accounts for an estimated 480,000 deaths each year in the U.S. – that’s nearly one of every five deaths.
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
The Bad News: MN teens are still using e-cigarettes
According to the 2020 Minnesota Department of Health Youth Tobacco Survey, 1 in 5 Minnesota students are still using e-cigarettes.
- 70% of Minnesota students who used e-cigarettes showed signs of nicotine dependence.
- 4 in 5 Minnesota students stated that the product they initiated with was flavored.
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Minnesotans agree: We can do more to prevent kids from becoming addicted.
Adult tobacco use in Minnesota
Findings from the latest Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey (MATS) show that Minnesota’s progress in reducing smoking has stalled. The state’s adult smoking rate has declined to 13.8 percent, down from 14.4 percent in 2014.
*Approximately 574,000 adult Minnesotans continue to smoke. Smoking rates are highest among Minnesotans who have completed fewer years of education and people who smoke have lower incomes than people who do not smoke.
Fewer people who smoke are making quit attempts.
Fewer than half of all people who smoke, 45.7 percent, reported making a quit attempt in the past 12 months, down from 53.4 percent in 2014.
Quitting smoking is not easy, but there are things you can do to more effectively treat tobacco dependence.Learn More