Assessing Tobacco Use in Indiana: A 2018 Update

This report updates and expands upon a report published by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation on September 16, 2016, entitled Report on the Tobacco Epidemic in Marion County and Indiana. Over the past two years, few major actions have been taken in Indiana to increase efforts to address tobacco. Not surprisingly, adult smoking rates have remained steady over the past few years. In addition, while youth cigarette smoking rates have declined over the past two years, the use of electronic vapor products by youth has increased significantly. This report includes policy solutions and recommendations for health care systems, employers, schools and non-profit and community organizations designed to address tobacco use and use of emerging nicotine products like e-cigarettes as well.