print share
Version HistoryVersion History


The Changing Landscape: Tobacco and Marijuana Use Among Young Adults in California

Publication Topics

California Health Interview Survey; 2016 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2016); 2017 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2017); 2018 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2018); Tobacco/Smoking

Publication Type

Policy Brief

Publication Date


Author 1

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('http:\u002f\\u002f_layouts\u002flistform.aspx?PageType=4\u0026ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}\u0026ID=507\u0026RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href=";ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&amp;ID=507&amp;RootFolder=*">Ying-Ying Meng, DrPH</a>

Author 2

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('http:\u002f\\u002f_layouts\u002flistform.aspx?PageType=4\u0026ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}\u0026ID=243\u0026RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href=";ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&amp;ID=243&amp;RootFolder=*">Ninez A. Ponce, PhD, MPP</a>

Author 3

Author 4

Author 5

Author 6

Author 7

Author 8

Author 9

Author 10

Author 11

Author 12

Author 13

Author 14


Summary: Use of tobacco products in any form and long-term recreational marijuana use among young adults can be harmful to their health and well-being, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. This policy brief summarizes findings from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) that describe use of, reasons for, and preferences for tobacco and marijuana use among young adults amid a changing policy landscape. 

Findings: In 2018, 1.66 million young adults (ages 18 to 25) in California were using at least one form of cigarette, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette), or marijuana product. Cigarette smoking, which had remained flat after a continued decade-long decline, was offset in 2018 by escalating use of e-cigarettes and marijuana among young adults: E-cigarette use climbed 48%, and marijuana use rose by 19% over one year. In 2018, only 1 in 5 young adults (19%) in the state reported using e-cigarettes as a means of quitting, replacing, or reducing cigarette smoking. Flavored cigarettes and e-cigarettes were popular, with nearly 8 in 10 young adults (77.8%) reporting that they were vaping flavored e-cigarettes. 


Article 1

Policy Brief: The Changing Landscape: Tobacco and Marijuana Use Among Young Adults in California

Article 2

Slides: Smoking Landscape, Young Adults

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

Article 7

Article 8

Article 9

Article 10

Article 11

Article 12

Press Release

Related Link 1

Related Link 2

Related Link 3

Related Link 4

Related Link 5

Related Link 6

Related Link 7

Related Link 8

Related Link 9

Related Link 10

Related Link 11

Related Link 12

Related Link 13

Related Link 14

Related Link 15

Related Link 16

Version: 12.0
Created at 11/15/2019 2:26 PM by i:0#.f|uclachissqlmembershipprovider|celeste
Last modified at 6/30/2020 9:30 AM by Elaiza Torralba