Category - Teen
Preventing tobacco product use among youth is critical to ending the tobacco epidemic in the united states. Tobacco product use is started and established primarily during adolescence. 1,2 nearly 9 out of 10 cigarette smokers first try cigarette smoking by age 18, and 98 first try smoking by age 26. About 1,600 youth under 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette and. Teen smoking statistics and tobacco use the cdc (center for disease control) reported the following high school tobacco use statistics for 2014 in an article titled youth and tobacco use 24. 6 of all high school students had used tobacco at least once in the last 30 days (20.). Speaking with your children early and often about the dangers of tobacco use is key. To do so, you may want to consider that parents are role models and can have the greatest influence in their kids lives. Someone who starts smoking at 15 is 3 times more likely to die from cancer than someone who starts smoking in their mid-20s. The younger you start smoking, the more damage therell be to your body as an adult. 3 of high school students reported smoking cigarettes in the last 30 days, down 74 from 36. 4 in 1997 when rates peaked after increasing throughout the first half of the 1990s. 3 of middle school students smoked cigarettes in the last 30 days. 9 million middle and high school students were current tobacco users in 2018. 1 although tobacco use by adolescents has declined substantially in the last 40 years, in 2018, less than one in 25 high school seniors was a daily smoker. 2 substantial racialethnic and regional differences in smoking rates exist. Among high school students, white teens are more likely to smoke than.