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Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students–United States, 2011 and 2012

November 15, 2013 / Vol. 62 / No. 45


MMWR Highlights

Middle School Student Tobacco Use

  • In 2012, 3.5% of middle school students reported current use of cigarettes and 6.7% reported current use of some form of tobacco product.
  • In 2012, after cigarettes, the most commonly used forms of tobacco were cigars (2.8%), pipes (1.8%), smokeless tobacco (1.7%), hookah (1.3%), electronic cigarettes (1.1%), snus (0.8%), bidis (0.6%), kreteks (0.5%), and dissolvable tobacco (0.5%).
  • During 2011–2012, there was a significant increase for current electronic cigarette use (0.6% to 1.1%) and for current dissolvable tobacco use (0.3% to 0.5%).

High School Student Tobacco Use

  • In 2012, 14.0% of high school students reported current use of cigarettes and 23.3% reported current use of some form of tobacco.
  • In 2012, after cigarettes, the most commonly used forms of tobacco were cigars (12.6%), smokeless tobacco (6.4%), hookah (5.4%), pipes (4.5%), electronic cigarettes (2.8%), snus (2.5%), kreteks (1.0%), bidis (0.9%), and dissolvable tobacco (0.8%).
  • During 2011–2012, there were significant increases in current use of hookah (4.1% to 5.4%), electronic cigarettes (1.5% to 2.8%) and dissolvable tobacco (0.4% to 0.8%).

 
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