National Youth Tobacco Survey

Alternate Titles(s): NYTS
UID: 10027
The National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) provides national data on long-term, intermediate, and short-term indicators key to the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs. Items measured as part of the NYTS survey include correlates of tobacco use such as demographics, minors' access to tobacco, and exposure to secondhand smoke. The NYTS provides nationally representative data about middle and high school youth's tobacco-related beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and exposure to pro- and anti-tobacco influences.
1999 - Present
Geographic Coverage
United States
Subject of Study
Subject Domain
Population Age
Child (2 years - 12 years)
Adolescent (13 years - 18 years)


Free to All
NYTS data is available for free through the access link. Downloadable zip (compressed folder) files include the dataset, format library and codebook, as well as the questionnaire and methodology report for each year.
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