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Percent of High School Students Who Used Smokeless Tobacco (State)

Source: CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Department of Health and Human Services)
Topic: EducationSubtopic: Student BehaviorCategory: Smoking
Product: State StatsDate Updated: January 2015Update Tips
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    * Use caution when using percent change to describe differences between years as they can be very misleading when prevalence estimates are not taken into account. The definition for "smokeless tobacco" was expanded in the 2017 survey, see the Source tab for more information.

    Cities for this data series are based on the large urban school districts the CDC surveys.

    The CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance survey is conducted on a biennially basis.

    Years Available: 2011, 2013

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    General Notes: A - symbol represents data that is not available. In the 2017 survey, the definition of smokeless tobacco" was expanded from "chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip" to "chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, snus, or dissolvable tobacco products"; consumption time for both definitions remains the same: on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey. Use caution when comparing 2017 data to earlier years.


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