Minnesota Student Survey Notes:
Use of conventional tobacco products by teens fell to the lowest levels ever reported on the survey. In 2016, 8.4 percent of 11th grade students smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days, down 31% from 2013. Unfortunately, the e-cigarette use in the PFC region is double the statewide percentage for 9th and 11th graders.
Alcohol use continued to decline among middle and high school students. In 2016, 24.6 percent of 11th grade students reported drinking alcoholic beverages in the past 30 days, down from 27.7 percent in 2013.
After several years of no change, marijuana use among 9th grade students in the past 30 days fell from 9.4 percent in 2013 to 6.8 percent in 2016. Marijuana use also fell slightly among 11th grade students, from 16.6 percent in 2013 to 15.7 percent in 2016.