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Youth Tobacco Use by State

State High School Smoking High School Tobacco Use Middle School Smoking
  Rate   Source Rate   Source Rate   Source
Alabama 14.0%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 35.5%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 6.4%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2014
Alaska 11.1%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 30.9%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015      
Arizona 10.1%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 34.7%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 3.2%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
Arkansas 15.7%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 36.9%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 6.9%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2010
California 7.7%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 27.4%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 2.8%   California Healthy Kids Survey, 2013-15 (7th grade only)
Colorado 8.6%   Colorado Healthy Kids Survey, 2015 30.3%   Colorado Healthy Kids Survey, 2015 1.9%   Colorado Healthy Kids Survey, 2015
Connecticut 5.6%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015 14.3%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015 0.8%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
Delaware 9.9%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 29.8%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 2.7%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
District of Columbia 12.5%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2011       9.4%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2000
Florida 6.9%   Florida Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015       2.0%   Florida Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
Georgia 10.8%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015       3.2%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2013
Hawaii 7.4%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015       3.0%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
Idaho 9.7%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 30.4%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 9.4%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2003
Illinois 9.9%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015 32.8%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 2.0%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
Indiana 11.2%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 32.4%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 3.7%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2013
Iowa 8.9%   Iowa Youth Survey, 2014 (11th grade only)       2.5%   Iowa Youth Survey, 2014 (8th grade only)
Kansas 10.2%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2013       1.2%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2013
Kentucky 16.9%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 35.8%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 9.0%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2010
Louisiana 12.1%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2013       5.2%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
Maine 10.7%   Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey, 2015 24.5%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 2.7%   Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey, 2015
Maryland 8.7%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 27.6%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 3.5%   Maryland Youth Tobacco Survey, 2008
Massachusetts 7.7%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 29.3%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 3.0%   Massachusetts Youth Health Survey, 2011
Michigan 10.0%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 29.1%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 7.2%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2003
Minnesota 10.6%   Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey, 2014 19.3%   Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey, 2014 1.6%   Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey, 2014
Mississippi 12.2%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015 37.6%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 4.7%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
Missouri 11.0%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 32.1%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 2.4%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
Montana 13.1%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 38.5%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 6.2%   Montana Prevention Needs Assessment Survey, 2014 (8th grade only)
Nebraska 9.4%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015 30.5%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 5.4%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2006
Nevada 7.2%   Nevada Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 30.4%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 2.4%   Nevada Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015
New Hampshire 9.3%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 30.3%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 3.6%   New Hampshire Youth Tobacco Survey, 2007
New Jersey 8.2%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015       1.2%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
New Mexico 11.4%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 32.2%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 6.8%   New Mexico Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2011
New York 8.8%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 28.8%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 1.2%   New York Youth Tobacco Survey, 2014
North Carolina 9.3%   North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015 27.5%   North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015 2.3%   North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
North Dakota 11.7%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 31.1%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 3.6%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
Ohio 15.1%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2013       2.6%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2014
Oklahoma 13.1%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 31.4%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 4.8%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2013
Oregon 8.8%   Oregon Healthy Teens Survey, 2015 (11th grade only) 23.7%   Oregon Healthy Teens Survey, 2015 (11th grade only) 4.3%   Oregon Healthy Teens Survey, 2015 (8th grade only)
Pennsylvania 10.3%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015 32.3%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 1.3%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
Rhode Island 4.8%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 25.1%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 0.9%   Rhode Island Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015
South Carolina 9.6%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 29.1%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 4.8%   South Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey, 2013
South Dakota 10.1%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 30.3%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 6.1%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2009
Tennessee 11.5%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 31.9%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 9.7%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2004
Texas 14.1%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2013       6.5%   Texas School Survey of Substance Use Among Students: Grades 7-12, 2010 (8th grade only)
Utah 4.4%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2013       2.3%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2007
Vermont 10.8%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 24.7%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 2.0%   Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 (rounded to the nearest whole number)
Virginia 8.2%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 22.7%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 1.6%   Virginia Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015
Washington 7.9%   Washington State Healthy Youth Survey, 2014 (10th grade only)       4.0%   Washington State Healthy Youth Survey, 2014 (8th grade only)
West Virginia 16.2%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015 40.8%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 4.6%   Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
Wisconsin 8.1%   Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015 12.5%   Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015 1.3%   Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey, 2015
Wyoming 15.7%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 38.4%   Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2015 5.4%   Wyoming Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2013
                   

Note: Smoking was defined as having smoked on at least one day during the 30 days before the survey. Tobacco use was defined as having used cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, or electronic vapor products on at least one day during the 30 days before the survey.

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