Tobacco Use in Vermont
The Vermont Adult Tobacco Survey is a survey of Vermont adults (18+). The data are used to help evaluate the effectiveness of Vermont Tobacco Control Program efforts to reduce smoking and increase awareness and knowledge of smoking-related issues.
Vermont has conducted the Adult Tobacco Survey annually from 2001 to 2008, every other year from 2010 to 2016, and in 2022. The sample includes 1,600 to 2,000 respondents each year, half are Vermonters who smoke and half are Vermonters who do not smoke. Results are weighted by age, gender, county, household composition, telephone type, and smoking status in order to compensate for differences between the sample and the overall Vermont adult population. The weighting procedure ensures that the sample is representative of this population, and permits us to draw inferences about the whole Vermont adult population.
The Vermont Adult Tobacco Survey provides outcome data on several key tobacco measures, including initiation of tobacco use, secondhand smoke exposure, awareness and utilization of cessation services, risk perception and social influences, and tobacco-related disparities.