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Youth & Tobacco

Facts About Youth Tobacco Use in Louisiana

2011 Youth Tobacco Survey Report

40.1% of youth have tried smoking

24.0% of high school students smoke

14.4% of high school students and 4.7% of middle school students smoke daily

12% of youth started smoking before the age of 12

8% of youth smokers want to quit and 78% tried to quit smoking in the last 12 months

8.4% of youth in Louisiana use smokeless tobacco products

38.4% of high school students are tobacco users

15.6% of middle school students are tobacco users

23.4% of high school students use cigars/cigarillos or Black & Mild’s

73.0% of youth live in a house where smoking inside is prohibited

86.2% of youth in Louisiana think that secondhand smoke is harmful.

6.1% of youth bought their cigarettes from a store, 5.1% gave someone else money to buy them and 4.9% borrowed or bummed them from someone else

57.7% of youth practice ways to say NO to tobacco in any of their classes

27.4% of youth would ever wear or use something that has a tobacco name or picture on it

7.3% of youth plan to try a cigarette soon

62.7% of youth believe tobacco is just as addictive as cocaine or heroin

Source: Louisiana Youth Tobacco Survey, 2011, conducted by the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals Tobacco Control Program

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