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

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

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

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All races / ethnicitiesWhite (non-Hispanic)Black (non-Hispanic)Hispanic
Female27.3%29.1%21.2%27.5%
Male30.7%33%20.8%31.8%
Total28.9%31%21.1%29.7%
All races / ethnicitiesWhite (non-Hispanic)Black (non-Hispanic)Hispanic
Female27.3%29.1%21.2%27.5%
Male30.7%33%20.8%31.8%
Total28.9%31%21.1%29.7%
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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.
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