Welcome to the Healthy Caribbean Coalition’s Youth Tobacco Advocacy Portal
Globally more than 8 million deaths are attributed to tobacco use annually
This includes smoked and chewing tobacco use, along with second-hand exposure to tobacco.
What percentage of youth are using tobacco in the Caribbean?
- According to the Report on Tobacco Control in the Region of the Americas (2018) Caribbean countries have the highest levels of tobacco experimentation before the age of 10.
- Among the Americas, the Caribbean has the second highest prevalence of current tobacco use at 14.4%, above the regional average of 11.5%.
- According to the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) Trinidad and Tobago has the highest rates of e-cigarette use at 17.2%.
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Information correct as at December 2021
 Murray, C.J., Aravkin, A.Y., Zheng, P., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K.M., Abbasi-Kangevari, M., Abd-Allah, F., Abdelalim, A., Abdollahi, M., Abdollahpour, I. and Abegaz, K.H., 2020. Global burden of 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet, 396(10258), pp.1223-1249.
 Pan American Health Organization. Core Indicators 2019: Health Trends in the Americas. Washington, D.C.: PAHO; 2019
 Pan American Health Organization. Report on Tobacco Control in the Region of the Americas, 2018. Washington, D.C.: PAHO; 2018