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.
Find links to data, infographics, reports and other resources.
E-Cigarettes Shaped like USB Flash Drives: Information for Parents, Educators, And Health Care Providers [PDF–1.2 MB]
A factsheet for parents, educators and health care providers on the health effects of e-cigarettes shaped like USB flash drives.
Youth and Tobacco Use
A factsheet on current estimates and factors associated with tobacco use among youth.
Smoking in the Movies
A factsheet on the occurrence and impact of tobacco use in youth rated movies.
- Teachers and Parents: That USB Stick Might Be an E-cigarette
- Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students—United States, 2011-2015
- Youth Exposure to Advertising and E-Cigarette Use
- E-cigarette Use Among Youth is Rising as E-cigarette Advertising Grows
- Youth are Exposed to E-cigarette Advertisements from Multiple Sources
Surgeon General's Reports
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: December 10, 2018
- Page last updated: June 4, 2018
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