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Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2013

Thursday, November 13, 2014  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Dear Colleagues,
 
Today, CDC released new findings on tobacco use among middle and high school students in 2013. NAQC is pleased to share the CDC findings, published in this week’s MMWR, with you.
 

Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2013
 
Combustible tobacco use by far remains the most prevalent type of tobacco used and causes the majority of tobacco-related disease and death in the United States. Data from the 2013 National Youth Tobacco Survey shows that more than 1 in 5 high school students (22.9%) and more than 1 in 20 middle school students (6.5%) reported currently using tobacco; and nearly half of high school students (46.0%) and almost 1 in 5 of middle school students (17.7%) had ever used tobacco. Nine of ten high school current and ever tobacco users used a combustible tobacco product. There was lower use of only noncombustible tobacco products or only electronic cigarettes among both current and ever tobacco users. These findings indicate that continued efforts are needed to monitor and prevent the use of all forms of available tobacco among youth.
 
Materials: MMWR articleCDC Press ReleaseMMWR Highlights
 
The online version of the article is available at www.cdc.gov/mmwr.
 
Thank you,

CDC/Office on Smoking and Health
 
Contact: CDC/Office on Smoking and Health, 770-488-5493

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