The data about Percent of students who have ever tried smoking cigarettes 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 2022, in Florida, the percent of students who have ever tried smoking cigarettes (All Middle and High School Students) was 8.8%. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Links: Healthy People 2030|Florida Health Resources|