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Youth Tobacco Prevention

More than 1 in 5 high school students currentlu uses tobacco

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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Educational Materials

Fact Sheets


Surgeon General's Reports

Information Sheet


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