smoking – youth
Why this is important: Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death. The majority of adult smokers began smoking before the age of 18.
Definition: Percent of youth in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 who smoked one or more cigarettes in the last 30 days.
Data Source: Health Youth Survey. Washington State Department of Health. Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center.