-E-cigarettes are the highest tobacco products used amongst Utah students in grades 8, 10,
-Compared to the United States, Utah's smoking rate for students in grades 9-12 was 3.8%
(Utah YRBS 2017) compared to the U.S. rate of 8.8% (National YRBS 2017).
-From 2011 to 2019, e-cigarette and other vape product use rate continued to increase to a
high of 12.4% for Utah’s youth.
-The rate for pacific Islander adults in Utah who currently smoke is 11.6% from 2017-
-In 2018, about 7 of every 100 middle school students (7.2%) and about 27 of every 100
high school students (27.1%) reported current use of a tobacco product.
-In 2018, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders were 2.5 times more likely to be diagnosed
with diabetes, as compared to the non-Hispanic white population.
-Prevalence of Utah adults with diabetes is especially high for members of the Pacific
Islander in Utah.
-Diabetes is the 7 th leading cause of death in the United States
-Diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease, lower-limb amputations, and
-Diabetes places an enormous burden on health care resources. Nationally, approximately
$245 billion is spent annually: $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in
indirect medical costs (disability, work loss, and premature death). In Utah, more than a
billion dollars each year is spent on direct and indirect medical costs of diabetes.