Youth Tobacco Usage Data


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.