Understanding Youth Tobacco Use in Louisiana

The Louisiana Youth Tobacco Survey

The Louisiana Youth Tobacco Survey asks students about their knowledge and attitudes towards tobacco, use of tobacco products, ability to access the products, quit attempts, exposure to pro-tobacco advertising, and more.

Highlights from the 2023 Survey

Additional Highlights

For insights specific to middle or high school students, download the fact sheets below.

Data Collection

The Youth Tobacco Survey collects data from students in grades 6 through 12 every two years. Schools are randomly selected to participate in the survey. All students in randomly selected classrooms of the participating schools are eligible to take the survey. The self-administered questionnaire is anonymous. Data are weighted to adjust for any unequal probabilities of selection, nonresponse, and disproportionate selection of different demographic groups.

The results from the survey helps develop and implement strategies to prevent Louisiana youth from using tobacco products and helping current users successfully quit.

We Need You

If your school is selected for the Louisiana Youth Tobacco Survey, say yes! Your participation helps prevent youth tobacco use and encourage cessation in Louisiana.

The Louisiana Youth Tobacco Survey is executed as a collaborative effort of Well-Ahead Louisiana and The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living.


1 CDC: Health Disparities Related to Commercial Tobacco and Advancing Health Equity, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/health-equity/index.htm

2 Truth Initiative: Higher nicotine levels in fruit-, menthol-, and mint-flavored e-cigarettes is tied to greater nicotine dependence, 2022. https://truthinitiative.org/research-resources/emerging-tobacco-products/higher-nicotine-levels-fruit-menthol-and-mint-flavored