Population Health

High School Youth Cigarette Smoking by Gender

  • Male high school students tend to smoke in greater percentages than female high school students.
  • In 2017, 4.2 percent of males and 2.7 percent of females smoked.
  • The percent of females who smoked decreased by 2.9 percent from 2015 to 2017 and the percent of males who smoked decreased by 1.4 percent.