Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. This podcast discusses the use of tobacco products among youth. Created: 6/15/2017 by MMWR.
Date Released: 6/15/2017. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Teens and Tobacco
Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students – United States, 2011-2016
Recorded: June 13, 2017; posted: June 15, 2017
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, and most tobacco product use begins during adolescence. Between 2015 and 2016, there was a decline in overall tobacco use among youth. However, about one in five high school students still report using some form of tobacco product. Use of any tobacco product among youth, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe.
Parents, teachers, and mentors: Inform young people about the dangers of tobacco use.
Helping youth avoid tobacco products can result in longer, healthier lives.
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