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Current Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Use among Adults by Demographic Characteristics

A horizontal bar graph shows current cigarette smoking and current smokeless tobacco use among adults by demographic characteristics.

The results for current cigarette smoking are:

  • National median = 21.2%
  • New Hampshire = 19.4%
  • White = 19.0%
  • African American = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 50
  • Hispanic = 25.5%
  • Asian = 19.6%
  • American Indian / Alaska Natives = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 50
  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 50
  • Female = 18.5%
  • Male = 20.4%
  • Less than high school degree = 49.0%
  • High school degree = 25.4%
  • More than high school degree = 12.3%
  • 18 to 24 years old = 21.7%
  • 25 to 44 years old = 27.3%
  • 45 to 64 years old = 18.0%
  • 65+ years old = 7.3%


 

The results for current smokeless tobacco use are:

  • National median = 4.4%
  • New Hampshire = 3.0%
  • White = 2.7%
  • African American = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 50
  • Hispanic = 11.0%
  • Asian = 1.4%
  • American Indian / Alaska Natives = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 50
  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 50
  • Female = 1.0%
  • Male = 5.1%
  • Less than high school degree = 5.9%
  • High school degree = 3.3%
  • More than high school degree = 2.0%
  • 18-24 years old = 5.4%
  • 25-44 years old = 5.3%
  • 45-64 years old = 1.1%
  • 65+ years old = 0.9%

Source: Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2011


 

Tobacco Use among High School Students by Demographic Characteristics

A horizontal bar graph shows current cigarette smoking, current smokeless tobacco, current cigar smoking, and current tobacco* use among youth by demographic characteristics.

The symbols represent the following:
* = Cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and/or cigars

The results for current cigarette smoking are:

  • National median = 18.1%
  • New Hampshire= 19.8%
  • White = 18.9%
  • African American = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Hispanic = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Asian = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • American Indian / Alaska Natives = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Female = 17.5%
  • Male = 22.1%
  • 9th grade = 12.7%
  • 10th grade = 22.4%
  • 11th grade = 22.8%
  • 12th grade = 21.1%


 

The results for current smokeless tobacco use are:

  • National median = 7.7%
  • New Hampshire= 8.4%
  • White = 7.6%
  • African American = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Hispanic = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Asian = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • American Indian / Alaska Natives = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Female = 2.2%
  • Male = 14.2%
  • 9th grade = 6.0%
  • 10th grade = 9.6%
  • 11th grade = 6.8%
  • 12th grade = 10.0%


 

The results for current cigar smoking are:

  • National median = 13.1%
  • New Hampshire = 16.4%
  • White = 15.3%
  • African American = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Hispanic = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Asian = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • American Indian / Alaska Natives = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Female = 8.9%
  • Male = 22.9%
  • 9th grade = 9.9%
  • 10th grade = 16.2%
  • 11th grade = 16.1%
  • 12th grade = 22.0%


 

The results for current tobacco use are:

  • National median = 23.4%
  • New Hampshire = 27.9%
  • White = 26.9%
  • African American = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Hispanic = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Asian = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • American Indian / Alaska Natives = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander = Data not shown due to sample size being less than 100
  • Female = 19.6%
  • Male = 35.3%
  • 9th grade = 17.0%
  • 10th grade = 30.1%
  • 11th grade = 28.3%
  • 12th grade = 35.1%

Source: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2011


 

Past-Year Cigarette Initiates among Persons Aged 12-25, by Age of First Use: 2002-2009

Line graph shows anyone who initiated cigarette smoking in the past year between the ages by the age groups of 12 to 17, 18 to 25, and 12 to 25.


 

Data points for 12 to 17:

  • 2002-2003: New Hampshire = 6.4%
  • 2004-2005: New Hampshire = 4.0%
  • 2006-2007: New Hampshire = 4.7%
  • 2008-2009: New Hampshire = 5.0%


 

Data points for 18 to 25:

  • 2002-2003: New Hampshire = 10.8%
  • 2004-2005: New Hampshire = 7.6%
  • 2006-2007: New Hampshire = 7.0%
  • 2008-2009: New Hampshire = 11.1%


 

Data points for 12 to 25:

  • 2002-2003: New Hampshire = 7.7%
  • 2004-2005: New Hampshire = 5.2%
  • 2006-2007: New Hampshire = 5.4%
  • 2008-2009: New Hampshire = 7.1%

Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2009


 

Protect

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

Graphic shows percentage of exposure to secondhand smoke by overall, workplaces, homes, vehicles, and public places.

  • Overall = 41.9%
  • Workplaces = 18.2%
  • Homes = 9.6%
  • Vehicles = 14.6%
  • Public places = 26.9%

Source: National Adult Tobacco Survey, 2009-2010


 

Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Opinions about Smoking in the Workplace

A vertical bar graph shows state and national results for adults reporting being exposed to secondhand smoke (overall) and adults who think smoking should never be allowed in the workplace.

The results for adults reporting being exposed to secondhand smoke (overall) are:

  • National = 47.7%
  • New Hampshire = 41.9%

The results for adults who think smoking should never be allowed in the workplace:

  • National = 80.5%
  • New Hampshire = 85.8%

Source: National Adult Tobacco Survey, 2009-2010


 

Smoke-Free Home Rules and Homes without Rules that have Children

A vertical bar graph shows state and national results for adults reporting that their homes had smoke-free home rules and percentage of homes without smoke-free home rules with children living in them.

The results for adults reporting that their homes had smoke-free home rules:

  • National = 81.8%
  • New Hampshire = 84.6

The results for the percentage of homes without smoke-free home rules with children living in them:

  • National = 32.0%
  • New Hampshire = 38.8%

Source: National Adult Tobacco Survey, 2009-2010


 

Smoke-Free Legislation

Graphic shows state smoke free policy.

  • Smoke free Workplaces = No*
  • Smoke free Restaurants = Yes
  • Smoke free Bars = No‡
    The symbols represent the following:
    • * = Designated Smoking Areas
    • † = Ventilated Smoking Areas
    • ‡ = No Restrictions
  • Local smoke free laws allowed = Noa
    • a = Allowed for non-hospitality workplaces
    • b = Prohibited for non-hospitality workplaces
      • Note: Not all footnotes may be used

Source: STATE System, June 2012


 

Offer

Adults Who Made a Quit Attempt in the Last Year

A chart shows the percent of smokers attempting to quit.

  • National average = 55.7%
  • In New Hampshire, 55.3% of adults made a quit attempt, ranking 21st.

Source: National Adult Tobacco Survey, 2009-2010


 

Medicaid Coverage for Counseling and Medications

Graphic shows Medicaid coverage for counseling and medications.

  • Comprehensive Coverage = No
  • NRTs (One or More) = Yes
  • Varenicline = Yes
  • Bupropion = Yes
  • Counseling (Individual and/or Group) = Yes
    The symbols represent the following:
    • a = Pregnant women only
    • b = Fee-for-service only (if applicable)
    • c = Available only via the quitline (if applicable)
      • Note: Not all footnotes may be used


 

Source: Halpin, et al, 2011


 

Warn

Anti-Tobacco Media Campaign Intensity, GRPs Per Quarter

A chart shows anti-tobacco media campaign intensity, per quarter

General Audience (18+)

  • National median = 242.7 Gross Rating Points
  • State average = 11.1 Gross Rating Points, ranked 44th

Source: CDC/OSH


 

Anti-Tobacco Media Campaign Intensity, TRPs Per Quarter

A chart shows anti-tobacco media campaign intensity, per quarter

Youth (12-17)

  • National median = 39.7 Targeted Rating Points
  • State average = 0.5 Targeted Rating Points, ranked 44th

Source: CDC/OSH


 

Secondhand Smoke

A chart shows knowledge of secondhand smoke dangers among adults

  • National average = 65.6%
  • In New Hampshire, 63.6% of adults believe secondhand smoke is very harmful. The range across all states is 55.9% to 72.1%. New Hampshire ranks 29th among the states.

Source: National Adult Tobacco Survey, 2009-2010


 

Addictiveness of Smoking

A chart shows knowledge of the addictiveness of smoking among adults

  • National average = 85.4%
  • In New Hampshire, 88.3% of adults believe smoking is very addictive. The range across all states is 80.6% to 90.5%. New Hampshire ranks 7th among the states.

Source: National Adult Tobacco Survey, 2009-2010


 

Enforce

State Allows Local Laws

Graphic shows if state allows local advertising and promotion in laws.

  • Promotion = Yes
  • Sampling = Yes
  • Display = Yes

Source: STATE System, 2012


 

Over-the-Counter Licensure and Penalties

Graphic shows retail environment tobacco licensure.

  • Over-the-counter license required = Yes
  • Minimum license fee = $6.00
  • Renewal required (and frequency) = Yesa
  • Penalty to Business = Yesb
  • Licensure includes smokeless tobacco = Yes
    The symbols represent the following:
    • a = Annual
    • b = Misdemeanor: Fine


 

Source: STATE System, 2012


 

Raise

Amount of Cigarette Excise tax

Chart shows amount of cigarette excise tax.

  • National median = $1.339 per pack
  • As of June 30, 2012, New Hampshire had a $1.68 cigarette excise tax—ranking 19th among the states. The range across states was $4.35 to $0.17 per pack.

Source: STATE System, 2012

 
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