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Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students—United States, 2011-2014

April 17, 2015 / Vol. 64 / No. 14


MMWR Highlights

Tobacco use in the past 30 days among high school students, 2014

  • An estimated 24.6% (3.7 million students) used any tobacco product and more than 50% of these students (1.9 million) used 2 or more tobacco products.
  • An estimated 13.4% used e-cigarettes, 9.4% used hookah pipes, 9.2% used cigarettes, 8.2% used cigars, and 5.5% used smokeless tobacco.
  • By race or ethnicity, 26.7% of Hispanics used any tobacco product, followed by 26.5% of non-Hispanic whites, 17.2% of non-Hispanic blacks, and 15.3% of non-Hispanic other races.
  • By sex, 28.3% of males and 20.9% of females used any tobacco product.

Tobacco use in the past 30 days among middle school students, 2014

  • An estimated 7.7% (910,000 students) used any tobacco product, including an estimated 360,000 students who used 2 or more tobacco products.
  • An estimated 3.9% used e-cigarettes, 2.5% used hookah pipes, 2.5% used cigarettes, 1.9% used cigars, and 1.6% used smokeless tobacco.
  • By race or ethnicity, 11.8% of Hispanics used any tobacco product, followed by 7.3% of non-Hispanic blacks, 6.4% of non-Hispanic other races, and 6.2% of non-Hispanic whites.
  • By sex, 8.8% of males and 6.6% of females used any tobacco product.

 


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