Report: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the report, Vital Signs: Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students – United States, 2011-2018.

The report shows that 27.1 percent of high schools students and 7.2 percent middle school students used some kind of tobacco product in 2018.

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While Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced last November that e-cigarette use had dramatically increased among youth, this latest report shows that youth e-cigarette use also has significantly driven up youth use of any tobacco product.