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Youth Alcohol and Cigarette Use

Youth alcohol and cigarette use rates are declining in Lancaster County and the U.S.
Alcohol use is lower among Lancaster County teens than nationally.

  • Alcohol use among teens in Lancaster County has declined 53% since 2001.
    • 47.5% of students reported 30-day alcohol use in 2005, dropping to 22.5% in 2019.

Teen cigarette use mirrors the national rate.

  • Cigarette use among teens in Lancaster County has declined 85% since 2001.
    • 29.6% of students reported 30-day cigarette use in 2001, dropping to 4.4% in 2019.