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Tobacco smoking among high school students in Alaska

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Percentage of students who smoked cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos or little cigars on one or more days of the past 30 days.
**After 2019, this indicator will not be updated.  The Alaska Prevention and Control Program prefers Any tobacco use among high school students.

Statewide prevalence 
of smoking tobacco in the past month among Alaska traditional high school students. This includes students in public traditional high schools with enrollments of at least 10 students (excluding boarding, correspondence, home study, alternative, and correctional schools). The statewide traditional high school results are weighted by grade, sex, and race/ethnicity.
Regional prevalence (by Alaska Public Health Region) of smoking tobacco in the past month among high school students. This includes students in public traditional, alternative, and correctional high schools (excluding boarding, correspondence, and home study schools).  Local results from participating school districts may contain both weighted and unweighted data.
**In 2019, regional results based on YRBS data were no longer released due to inconsistent survey participation from all Alaska school districts. 

Data Source

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) for 2007-2019, Alaska Department of Health
**The 2021 Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey was canceled due to the unprecedented challenges Alaska school districts and schools are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The next Alaska YRBS is scheduled for the 2022-2023 school year.
Most recent Alaska YRBS results


NA: Not Available

Last Updated

December 2022