A large number of kids are smoking cigars and hookahs which can be as dangerous as cigarettes. This podcast discusses strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco use. Created: 11/21/2013 by MMWR.
Date Released: 11/21/2013. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Current Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students —
United States, 2011-2012
Recorded: November 19, 2013; posted: November 21, 2013
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Emerging tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, are gaining popularity among middle and high school students. While use of these products has increased, cigarette smoking and tobacco use, overall, has not declined.
A large number of kids are smoking cigars and hookahs which can be as dangerous as cigarettes. Tobacco use can cause cancer, heart disease, stroke, and lung disease, and is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
Strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco use include 100 percent smoke-free policies, higher tobacco prices, hard-hitting media campaigns, and programs to help people quit..
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