Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students - United States, 2011-2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently published a new article in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, titled “Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students – United States, 2011-2016.”

CDC and the U.S. FDA Center for Tobacco Products analyzed data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) and among other findings, found that:

-During 2015-16, current use of e-cigarettes decreased among middle school students

-Among high school students, decreases were observed in current use of any tobacco product, ≥2 tobacco products, any combustible product, e-cigarettes, and hookah

-In 2016, an estimated 3.9 million U.S. middle and high school students currently used any tobacco product, with 1.8 million reporting current use of ≥2 tobacco products

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