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U.S. students who smoke cigarettes, by gender and ethnicity 2017

This statistic shows the share of American high school students in grades 9 to 12 who stated they have been smoking cigarettes at least once, or tried cigarette smoking, if only with one or two puffs, by gender and ethnicity. During the survey, 27.5 percent of female student respondents with a Hispanic background stated they have smoked cigarettes at least once or have tried smoking at least once.

Percentage of U.S. high school students who have ever tried smoking cigarettes in 2017, by gender and ethnicity

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Release date

June 2018


United States

Survey time period

September 2016 to December 2017

Number of respondents

14,956 respondents

Special properties

includes trying smoking

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

* Ever tried cigarette smoking, even one or two puffs.
The survey was conducted at all regular public and private schools with students in at least one of grades 9–12 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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