Frequency of Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2014
OCTOBER 2, 2015
Approximately 4.6 million middle and high school students were current users of any tobacco product in 2014. An estimated 2.2 million of those students were current users of two or more types of tobacco products. CDC and the Food and Drug Administration analyzed data from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey to determine how frequently U.S. middle school and high school students used cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco products. This report summarizes that analysis.
Flavored Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2014
OCTOBER 2, 2015
Retail sales data suggest U.S. consumption of flavored noncigarette tobacco products, including flavored cigars and flavored e-cigarettes, has increased in recent years. CDC and the Food and Drug Administration analyzed data from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey to determine the prevalence of current use of flavored e-cigarette, hookah tobacco, cigar, pipe tobacco or smokeless tobacco products, and menthol cigarettes among middle and high school students, and the proportion of current tobacco product users who have used flavored products. This report summarizes that analysis.
Recommendations and Reports
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015
JUNE 5, 2015
This report presents guidelines for the treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The guidelines update those from 2010. Physicians and other health-care providers can use these guidelines to assist in the prevention and treatment of STDs.
Motor Vehicle Crashes, Medical Outcomes, and Hospital Charges Among Children Aged 1–12 Years — Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System, 11 States, 2005–2008
OCTOBER 2, 2015
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. Age- and size-appropriate restraint use is an effective way to prevent motor vehicle–related injuries and deaths. This report summarizes 2005–2008 data from the Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System to describe the pattern of motor vehicle crashes, medical outcomes, and hospital charges among children aged 1–12 years by type of restraint and seating position.
Competency Guidelines for Public Health Laboratory Professionals: CDC and the Association of Public Health Laboratories
MAY 15, 2015
These competency guidelines outline the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for public health laboratory (PHL) professionals to deliver the core services of PHLs efficiently and effectively. These competency guidelines are targeted to scientists working in PHLs, defined as governmental public health, environmental, and agricultural laboratories that provide analytic biological and/or chemical testing and testing-related services that protect human populations against infectious diseases, foodborne and waterborne diseases, environmental hazards, treatable hereditary disorders, and natural and human-made public health emergencies.
Summary of Notifiable Diseases
The official statistics, in tabular and graphic form, for the reported occurrence of nationally notifiable infectious diseases
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