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Hawai‘i Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System

OperatorThe Hawai‘i Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (HBRFSS) administers an annual telephone health survey of Hawai‘i residents 18 years and older which includes questions about tobacco cessation, prevalence and second hand smoke. Recent improvements to the HBRFSS survey are the use of dual sampling frame (landline and cell phone) and iterative proportional weighting methodology (ranking) as of calendar year 2012. Latest results are for 2015.

Hawai‘i Youth Tobacco Survey

hawaii806230311AR_bThe Hawai‘i Youth Tobacco Survey (HYTS) is a bi-annual survey of public school students grades 6 – 12 that collects information about tobacco use and access, exposure to tobacco messages and secondhand smoke, and knowledge, beliefs and attitudes regarding tobacco.

Adult Tobacco Survey

The National Adult Tobacco Survey (NATS) was created to assess the prevalence of tobacco use, as well as the factors promoting and impeding tobacco use among adults. NATS also establishes a comprehensive framework for evaluating both the national and state-specific tobacco control programs.

NATS was designed as a stratified, national, landline, and cell phone survey of non-institutionalized adults aged 18 years and older residing in the 50 states or D.C. It was developed to yield data representative and comparable at both national and state levels. The sample design also aims to provide national estimates for subgroups defined by gender, age, and race/ethnicity.

  • 2006 Hawai’i Adult Tobacco Survey The 2006 Hawai’i Adult Tobacco Survey (ATS) collected in-depth data on the knowledge and attitudes of Hawai’i adults regarding the use of tobacco products, cessation efforts among smokers, attitudes and exposure towards second-hand smoke (SHS), and overall attitudes regarding smoking and its effects upon smokers and non-smokers.
  • National ATS, 2003-2007
  • National ATS, 2009-2010

Women and Smoking

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Smoke Free Housing

Other Resources

Laws and policies:

Other Hawai‘i resources:

National resources:

Handouts/other media


  • No smoking IS jNo e-cigarette smoking poster and 2-to-a-page format
  • Quit-line referral poster for health professionals counseling pregnant women,
  • No direct sales to minors poster for retail staff.
  • No sales to minors under 21 in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
  • Smoking prohibited by law including e-cigarettes in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Hawai‘i Fact Sheet(s)


34-minute video of Stan Glantz PhD’s talk in Honolulu on electronic smoking devices:

44-minute video of Karen Wilson MD’s talk in Honolulu on second-hand smoke risks to youth, click here for reference citations:

Tobacco Prevention & Education Program – 1250 Punchbowl St. Rm 217- Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-4613 / Fax: (808) 586-8252