Evaluations and Surveys
California Student Tobacco Survey
The California Department of Public Health is required to conduct surveys of
attitudes, behaviors, and media exposure regarding smoking and tobacco use as
components of the smoking cessation evaluation effort required by California
Assembly Bills AB75, AB99 and AB816. The objective of these surveys is to
collect representative statewide data on cigarette smoking behavior, attitudes
towards smoking, media exposure to smoking, and use of tobacco products other
than cigarettes, from populations living in California. These surveys have been
conducted approximately every three years through contracts with the University
of California, San Diego (UCSD) to measure changes in attitudes and behaviors
in the California population. The California Student Tobacco Survey (CSTS) is a
\ in-school survey of tobacco use among California middle (grades 6–8) and high
school (grades 9–12) students.
The Solano Friday Night Live Partnership uses the FNL Youth Development Survey to evaluate four aspects of Solano FNL programs: assessing the application of evidence-based youth development practices; addressing the program requirements; building local evaluation capacity; and emphasizing continuous program improvement.