Youth Smoking by State

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Youths in grades 9-12 who said they had smoked in the previous month, 1993.

State                    Prevalence (Percentage)
District of Columbia             16.7
Utah                             17.4
Georgia                          24.3
Oregon*                          24.6
South Carolina                   26.7
Idaho                            27.3
New Jersey*                      27.3
Mississippi                      27.3
Hawaii                           28.2
Louisiana**                      28.9
Illinois                         29.1
North Carolina                   29.3
Nevada                           29.9
Ohio                             29.7
Massachusetts                    30.2
Montana                          30.7
Delaware*                        31.0
Arkansas*                        31.3
Wisconsin                        31.8
Wyoming*                         32.2
Maine*                           32.6
New Mexico*                      32.6
Vermont                          33.5
Nebraska                         33.7
Kentucky*                        34.1
New York**                       34.8
Tennessee                        35.3
New Hampshire                    35.6
South Dakota                     36.7
West Virginia                    38.9
Western Region                   28.1
Southern Region                  29.6
Northeastern Region              31.5
Midwestern Region                32.6
United States                    30.5

* Unweighted data. May not apply to all youths (grades 9-12) in the state.
**Estimate does not include students from the state's largest city.

This chart is included in "State Tobacco Control Highlights," a new compendium of statistics on tobacco use and health released last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Copies are free from the Office on Smoking and Health, Publications, Mail Stop K-50, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30341-3724; (770) 488-5705.

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