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Current Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students—United States, 2011

August 10, 2012 / Vol. 61 / No. 31


MMWR Highlights

 

Middle School Student Tobacco Use

  • In 2011, 4.3% of middle school students smoke cigarettes and 7.1% used some form of tobacco product.
  • Use of any tobacco product (cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, tobacco pipes, bidis, or kreteks) declined from 14.9% in 2000 to 7.1% in 2011.
  • Current cigarette use dropped from 10.7% in 2000 to 4.3% in 2011.
  • The most commonly used forms of combustible tobacco in 2011 were cigarettes (4.3%), cigars (3.5%), pipes (2.2%), bidis (1.7%), and kreteks (1.1%).
  • Overall, 6.3% use some form of combustible tobacco in 2011.

High School Student Tobacco Use

  • In 2011, 15.8% of high school students smoke cigarettes and 23.2% use some form of tobacco.
  • Use of any tobacco product (cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, tobacco pipes, bidis, or kreteks) declined from 34.4% in 2000 to 23.2% in 2011.
  • Current cigarette use dropped from 27.9% in 2000 to 15.8% in 2011.
  • Among black high school students, cigar use increased from 7.1% in 2009 to 11.7% in 2011.
  • Among Hispanic high school students, cigarette use declined from 19.2% in 2009 to 15.8% among.
  • The most commonly used forms of combustible tobacco in 2011 were cigarettes (15.8 %), cigars (11.6%), pipes (4%), bidis (2%), and kreteks (1.7%).
  • Overall, 21% used some form of combustible tobacco in 2011.
 
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