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 [link]
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 article
; CDC Press Release
; MMWR Highlights
The online version of the article is available at www.cdc.gov/mmwr
CDC/Office on Smoking and Health
Contact: CDC/Office on Smoking and Health, 770-488-5493