The following are some of the things that have been accomplished in the last 10 years since the inception of the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation agency. We really appreciate the efforts in the efforts to make Indiana a healthier place to live.
Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation
“Ten Years After: Working for a tobacco free Indiana”
Indiana’s tobacco prevention program has delivered impressive results during the past decade.
Smoking rates for high school youth have dropped by 42 percent, resulting in 49,000 fewer youth smokers. SOURCE: Indiana Youth Tobacco Survey, 2000-2008.
Adult smoking rates have decreased from 27 percent to 23 percent. This historic low rate means there are 207,000 fewer smokers in Indiana. SOURCE: Indiana Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2001-2009.
Per capita cigarette consumption in Indiana has declined by 40 percent. SOURCE: Monthly cigarette stamp and revenue reports, Indiana Department of Revenue, 2001-2009.
More than 2,000 community organizations statewide are working to help reduce tobacco use. SOURCE: ITPC Community Program Partnerships, 2009-2011.
More Hoosiers are now protected from the dangers of secondhand smoke than ever before. There are 30 smoke-free communities. SOURCE: ITPC Policy Tracking, November 2010.
The Indiana Tobacco Quitline has served over 60,000 Hoosiers since its launch in 2006.
SOURCE: Indiana Tobacco Quitline Service Reports, March 2006-November 2010.
The Quit Now Indiana Preferred Network has over 600 health care providers and more than 300 employers committed to reducing tobacco use. SOURCE: ITPC Quit Now Indiana Preferred Network, November 2010.
Over 70 percent of Indiana’s schools have a tobacco free campus, an increase from 28 percent. (in 2000) SOURCE: ITPC Policy Tracking, November 2010.