Youth Tobacco Usage Data

Purpose

To assess adolescent behavioral health risks using the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Key Information

Health risks about tobacco use as reported by public school students grades 6 through 12.

Key Findings, 2017

  • 15% of Middle School students have ever used an e-cigarette.
  • 1 in 4 High School students used tobacco in 2017.
  • While smoking cigarettes among high school students has declined, 4 in 10 students have used an e-cigarette.
  • Two in ten high school students currently use e-cigarettes.

Rhode Island Numbers

Tobacco Usage

High School risk behavior by demographic groups, 2017

Note: Darker colors indicate higher rates. LGB stands for Lesbian, gay or bisexual.