Youth Smoking Prevalence in Maine                                                                                         ...
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Youth Smoking Rates, Maine, 1995-Present

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Youth Smoking Rates, Maine, 1995-Present

  1. 1. Youth Smoking Prevalence in Maine 1995-2009 45.0% 39.2% 40.0% 37.8% Fund for a Healthy Maine 35.0% establishedCigarette Smoking Rate Among Youth, % 30.0% Maine increases 24.8% Maine 25.0% tobacco tax increases by $.37 20.5% tobacco tax by $1.00 20.0% 18.1% 16.2% 14.0% 15.0% Maine increases tobacco tax 10.0% by $.26 Youth smoking rates begin to increase 5.0% for the first time in more than 10 years. 0.0% 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 Year Prepared by the Maine Public Health Association, January 2011 Source: Youth Behavioral Risk Surveillance System, 2009

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