20% of Iowa high school students and 7% of Iowa middle school students currently smoke cigarettes while 8% of high school students and 2% of middle school students currently use spit tobacco.[iii]
14% of adults in Iowa currently smoke while 3% currently use spit tobacco.[iv]
[i] Campaign for Tobacco Free-Kids, Toll of Tobacco in the United States of America. (April 30, 2007) http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/research/factsheets/pdf/0072.pdf.
[ii] Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, The Toll of Tobacco in Iowa http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/reports/settlements/toll.php?StateID=IA
[iii] Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control. Iowa Youth Tobacco Survey 2004 Executive Summary, http://www.idph.state.ia.us/tobacco/common/pdf/iyts_es_2004.pdf
[iv] Lutz, G.M., Gonnerman, M.E., Park, K.H., & Collingwood, M. Iowa 2006 Adult Tobacco Use Survey. http://www.idph.state.ia.us/tobacco/common/pdf/ATS_2006_Final_Draft.pdf
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