Tobacco use among American high schoolers grew more than 38 percent last year from , the government said in a r eport published Monday that blamed e-cigarettes for single-handedly erasing progress in keeping young people off the addictive drug. Among middle school students, the increase — The report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that overall last year, more than one in four high schoolers and about one in 14 middle schoolers reported using a tobacco product in the previous 30 days — 4. In , e-cigs were still the most commonly used tobacco product among teens. Robert R. Redfield, the CDC's director, said in a news release.
Health effects of smoking among young people
Tobacco: About Teen Targeting: Department of Health
Revised May Tobacco is a leafy plant grown around the world, including in parts of the United States. There are many chemicals found in tobacco leaves but nicotine is the one that can lead to addiction. Other chemicals produced by smoking tobacco, such as tar, carbon monoxide, acetaldehyde, and nitrosamines, also can cause serious harm to the body.
There's Nothing Harmless About Teen Tobacco Use
According to newly released figures from the CDC, tobacco use continued to decline among high school and middle school students in the U. But the new data may fail to capture use of an electronic cigarette brand that has become hugely popular among teens, a separate report suggests. Last year, current use of e-cigarettes among high school students was similar to that reported in and significantly lower than in the previous 2 years, according to data from the CDC's National Youth Tobacco Survey NYTS. E-cigarettes remained the most widely used tobacco product among teens, but cigars overtook conventional cigarettes as the second most popular tobacco product among youth in
Children's addiction to nicotine from cigarette smoking, smokeless tobacco chew , cigars, hookahs water pipes , and vaping using e-cigarettes is a major public health problem. If your child or teen has already begun to use tobacco, the following steps can help him or her to stop:. Your support will help us continue to produce and distribute Facts for Families , as well as other vital mental health information, free of charge.