CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - 4.9 million U.S. youth use tobacco products

What can be done to end this growing epidemic?

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Monday, February 11, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What
About 4.9 million middle school and high school students in the U.S. use tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

Who
Anne Schuchat, MD, Principal Deputy Director, CDC
Mitch Zeller, JD, Director, Center for Tobacco Products, FDA
Laura Oliven, MPP, Tobacco Control Manager, Minnesota Department of Health
Brian King, MPH, PhD, Deputy Director for Research Translation, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health

When
Monday, February 11, at 12:00 p.m. ET

Dial-In
Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions
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TRANSCRIPT
A transcript will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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