Percent of students who have ever tried cigarettes, cigars, hookah, electronic vapor products, flavored cigarettes, or flavored cigars 

The data about Percent of students who have ever tried cigarettes, cigars, hookah, electronic vapor products, flavored cigarettes, or flavored cigars come from the Florida Youth Tobacco Survey (FYTS). FYTS tracks indicators of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke among Florida public middle and high school students and provides data for monitoring and evaluating tobacco use among youth. In Florida, the FYTS data is collected at the state level each year, and it is collected at the county level every other year.

Since behaviors impact health, this knowledge is a powerful tool for targeting and building health promotion activities. It also provides a way to see change in population health behaviors before morbidity or disease is apparent.

In 2020, in Alachua County, 34.5% of the percent of students who have ever tried cigarettes, cigars, hookah, electronic vapor products, flavored cigarettes, or flavored cigars (All Middle and High School Students) can be compared to 33.8% statewide. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.

Alachua County is in the second quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the situation occurs more often in about half of the counties, and it occurs less often in about one quarter of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. It is shown when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.

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Percent of students who have ever tried cigarettes, cigars, hookah, electronic vapor products, flavored cigarettes, or flavored cigars, All Middle and High School Students, 2020
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Percent of students who have ever tried cigarettes, cigars, hookah, electronic vapor products, flavored cigarettes, or flavored cigars, All Middle and High School Students
YearAlachuaFlorida
202034.5%
(31.1% - 37.9%)
33.8%
(33.1% - 34.4%)
201832.6%
(28.8% - 36.4%)
34.6%
(34% - 35.3%)
201628.7%
(24.7% - 32.6%)
34.3%
(33.7% - 34.9%)
201427.9%
(24.6% - 31.2%)
32.3%
(31.7% - 32.9%)
201230.9%
(28.4% - 33.5%)
31.6%
(31% - 32.1%)
FLHealthCHARTS.gov is provided by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Public Health Statistics and Performance Management.
Data Source:Florida Department of Health, Division of Community Health Promotion, Florida Youth Tobacco Survey (FYTS).
8/8/2022 12:41:37 AM
Data Note(s)
  • Prevalence is excluded (blank cells or missing years of data) from the tables for any subpopulation with a sample size less than 30, which would yield statistically unreliable estimates. Prevalence is also excluded for years when the survey question was not asked or for counties and subpopulations where data was not weighted due to low participation rate. Trend lines may be suppressed for certain subpopulations if data is excluded.
  • Confidence intervals – Because the FYTS is a survey and all estimates of prevalence are subject to random sample errors, we include 95% confidence intervals with each prevalence (%) in the tables. The confidence interval ranges appear below the prevalence estimates in parentheses.
  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.
  • Quartiles are calculated when data is available for at least 51 counties.
  • The wording of survey questions asking about electronic vaping has changed over time. From 2011 to 2014, the survey asked students about use of electronic cigarettes. In 2015 and later years, the survey asked about use of electronic vapor products.
  • For the indicator Percent of Students Who Saw Tobacco Advertisements the Last Time They Visited a Retail Store, the definition of retail store is a convenience store, gas station, pharmacy, grocery store, or big box store. A student who saw tobacco advertisements the last time they were in any of these store types will be classified as Yes for this indicator.
  • There was a change in survey question wording for the indicator Percent of Students Who Have Participated in Community or School Events in the Past Year to Discourage People Their Age From Using Tobacco. Prior to 2014, the question asked students about participation in events to discourage other from using cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, or cigars. In 2014 and more recent years, the question also asks about hookah and electronic vapor products.