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, 2019

  • 16% of middle school students have ever used an e-cigarette.
  • Almost half of (49%) high school students have used an e-cigarette and three in ten (30.1%) high school students currently use e-cigarettes.

Rhode Island Numbers

Tobacco Usage

High School risk behavior by demographic groups, 2019

Note: A blank cell represents data that has been suppressed due to small numbers. LGB stands for Lesbian, gay or bisexual.