Frequency of cigarette use among U.S. tobacco smoking youth in 2021

Proportion of U.S. middle and high school smokers that used cigarettes for a select number of days within the past 30 days in 2021

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Release date

March 2022


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

9,763 middle school students and 10,515 high school students

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Frequency of current use of e-cigarettes; cigarettes; cigars (cigars, cigarillos, or little cigars); chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip; snus; dissolvable tobacco products; pipe tobacco; hookahs; heated tobacco products; and nicotine pouches was determined by asking respondents on how many days they smoked or used each respective tobacco product during the past 30 days. Respondents could enter a valid response of 0–30 days. Responses were recoded as 1–5 days, 6–19 days, and 20–30 days.

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