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Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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February 15, 2019

  • In 2018, 4.9 million middle- and high-school students used tobacco products in 2018—up from 3.6 million in 2017—according to the latest Vital Signs report.
  • Use of any tobacco product—including e-cigarettes—by youth is unsafe, and nearly all tobacco product use begins in adolescence.
  • Public health professionals can help implement population-based strategies to protect young people from the dangers of tobacco, including restricting youth access to tobacco products.

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