FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Tobacco use among students in Kentucky continues to be much higher than the national rate.
A new state report shows 13% of 10th graders in Kentucky smoked cigarettes last year. That's more than double the national average.
Almost 10% used smokeless tobacco -- three times the national rate for 10th graders. The survey also found 11% of the students used marijuana. That's less than the national average.
22% of Kentucky 10th graders said they were bullied at school last year. 18% reported being the victims of cyberbullying.
The report also shows that 8% of Kentucky 10th graders tried to commit suicide last year. The national average is over 9%.
Students in Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green did not participate in the survey.