Definitions – Smoking Students Visualization

Current use of any tobacco product
  • use of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco and/or bidis (small brown cigarettes wrapped in a leaf) on ≥1 day in the past 30 days
Current use of any combustible tobacco
  • use of cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, pipe tobacco, and/or bidis on ≥1 day in the past 30 days
Current use two or more types of tobacco
  • use of ≥2 of the following tobacco products: e-cigarettes, cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco, and/or bidis on ≥1 day in the past 30 days
Current use two or more types of tobacco
  • use of chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, snus, and/or dissolvable tobacco products in the past 30 days
Education
Middle School: 6-8 grades
High School: 9-12 grades

Race/Ethnicity
Blacks and Whites are non-Hispanic. Hispanic persons could be of any race.

Data Source and Methods

The National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) is an annual cross-sectional, voluntary, school-based, self-administered, pencil-and-paper survey of U.S. middle school and high school students. A three-stage cluster sampling procedure is used to generate a nationally representative sample of U.S. students attending public and private schools in grades 6–12. The NYTS was designed to provide national data on long-term, intermediate, and short-term indicators key to the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs. For these visualizations, we used the data from seven NYTS waves from 2011 to 2018.

For more information about the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) data and codebook, you may visit the NYTS website at: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/surveys/nyts/data/index.html