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2011 South Dakota Youth Tobacco Survey

A report on the key findings from the 2011 South Dakota Youth Tobacco Survey (SDYTS) is now available. The SDYTS is a comprehensive survey of tobacco use, access to tobacco, cessation, knowledge and attitudes about tobacco, and exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke among youth in grades 6, 7 and 8.

The South Dakota Department of Health, Tobacco Control Program has conducted the SDYTS in odd numbered years since 1999. The survey results provide valuable data that can be used to track trends in South Dakota, and to prioritize work necessary to prevent people from starting to use tobacco products, help current tobacco users quit, and reduce nonsmokers’ exposure to secondhand smoke.

Click here to view the full report.







Oct. 2012