Priority Population Data

Where can I find data on priority populations?

As part of an ongoing effort to address tobacco-related health inequities, The California Tobacco Control Program has made datasets on priority populations in California1 publicly available. Data that have not been published are available upon request for local projects to analyze on their own. 

For technical assistance collecting and analyzing local data on these issues, contact TCEC or see our resources on data collection.

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Data Available by Population

Data Available by Topic Area

Evaluation Questions to Ask

 

*Dataset available upon request

Data Available by Population 

African American/Black

Adult Current Cigarette Use (California Health Interview Survey)

Youth Current Cigarette Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Overall Tobacco Use (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Overall Tobacco Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Youth Current Electronic Smoking Device Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Flavored Tobacco Use* (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Flavored Tobacco Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Menthol Cigarette Use* (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Menthol Cigarette Use* (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Youth Susceptibility to Smoke Cigarettes* (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Hispanic/Latino

Adult Current Cigarette Use (California Health Interview Survey)

Youth Current Cigarette Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Overall Tobacco Use (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Overall Tobacco Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Youth Current Electronic Smoking Device Use (California Student Tobacco Survey) 

Adult Current Flavored Tobacco Use* (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Flavored Tobacco Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Menthol Cigarette Use* (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Menthol Cigarette Use* (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Youth Susceptibility to Smoke Cigarettes* (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Asian/Pacific Islander

Adult Current Cigarette Use (California Health Interview Survey)

Youth Current Cigarette Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Overall Tobacco Use (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Overall Tobacco Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Youth Current Electronic Smoking Device Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Flavored Tobacco Use* (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Flavored Tobacco Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Menthol Cigarette Use* (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Menthol Cigarette Use* (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Youth Susceptibility to Smoke Cigarettes* (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Asian

Adult Current Cigarette Use (California Health Interview Survey)

Youth Current Cigarette Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Overall Tobacco Use (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Overall Tobacco Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Youth Current Electronic Smoking Device Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Flavored Tobacco Use* (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Flavored Tobacco Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Menthol Cigarette Use* (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Menthol Cigarette Use* (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Youth Susceptibility to Smoke Cigarettes* (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Pacific Islander

Adult Current Cigarette Use♦ (California Health Interview Survey)

Youth Current Cigarette Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Overall Tobacco Use (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Overall Tobacco Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Youth Current Electronic Smoking Device Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Flavored Tobacco Use* (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Flavored Tobacco Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Menthol Cigarette Use* (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Menthol Cigarette Use* (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Youth Susceptibility to Smoke Cigarettes* (California Student Tobacco Survey)

American Indian

Adult Current Cigarette Use (California Health Interview Survey)

Youth Current Cigarette Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Overall Tobacco Use (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Overall Tobacco Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Youth Current Electronic Smoking Device Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Flavored Tobacco Use* (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Flavored Tobacco Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Menthol Cigarette Use* (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Youth Current Menthol Cigarette Use* (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Youth Susceptibility to Smoke Cigarettes* (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Low Income

Adult Current Cigarette Use (California Health Interview Survey)

Adult Current Overall Tobacco Use (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

LGBTQ+

Adult Current Cigarette Use (California Health Interview Survey)

Youth Current Cigarette Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Overall Tobacco Use (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

People with Mental Health Challenges

Adult Current Cigarette Use (California Health Interview Survey)

Adult Current Overall Tobacco Use (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Rural Communities

Adult Current Cigarette Use (California Health Interview Survey)

Youth Current Cigarette Use (California Student Tobacco Survey)

Adult Current Overall Tobacco Use (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

Data Available by Topic Area

Tobacco Product Use

 

Secondhand Smoke

Adults with Smoke-Free Homes

Youth Who have Rules about Smoking/Vaping Inside their Home

Secondhand Smoking Exposure

Youth SHS Exposure in Car/room

Support for Smoke-free Indian Casinos

Population Protected by Smoke-Free MUH Policies

Population Protected by outdoor SHS Policies

Attitudes and Awareness

Social Norms, Attitudes, Perceptions and Knowledge about Tobacco [Est. June 2021]

Awareness of Flavored Tobacco Issues*

Awareness of Youth Susceptibility to Addiction*

Awareness of Addictiveness of Vaping Products*

Awareness of Tobacco Advertising Issues*

Attitudes Regarding  Secondhand Smoke*

Support for Smoke-free Policies*

Support for Retail-related Policies*

Support for Restrictions on Cigarette Sales*

Support for Flavor and Menthol Regulations*

Retail Access/Marketing

 

Evaluation Questions to Ask

 

*Dataset available upon request

♦Data pooled over multiple years

  • 1. https://tobaccofreeca.com/story-of-inequity/