Youth Tobacco Prevention
Youth use of tobacco products in any form is unsafe, irrespective of whether it is smoked, smokeless, or electronic. If cigarette smoking continues at the current rate among youth in this country, 5.6 million of today's Americans younger than 18 will die early from a smoking-related illness. That's about 1 of every 13 Americans aged 17 years or younger alive today.
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Surgeon General's Reports
- You(th) and Tobacco
An information sheet for youth, parents and coaches.
Related Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports
- Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students—United States, 2011-2015
April 15, 2016 / Vol. 65 / No. 14
- Vital signs: Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Advertisements among Middle and High School Students—United States, 2014
January 5, 2016 / Vol. 64 / Early Release
- More MMWRs on Youth
- Page last reviewed: March 29, 2017
- Page last updated: March 29, 2017
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