Tobacco Statistics

Tobacco Statistics among youths – 2008 update

Source: American Heart Association

  • In 2005, in grades 9 through 12, 31.7 percent of male students and 25.1 percent of female students reported current tobacco use, 19.2 percent of males and 8.7 percent of females reported current cigar use, and 13.6 percent of males and 2.2 percent of females reported current smokeless tobacco use. (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance: United States, 2005. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006;55:1-108.)
  • Each year, 150,000 to 300,000 children younger than 18 months of age have respiratory tract infections because of exposure to secondhand smoke. (www.cdc.gov/tobacco/research_data/environmental/ets-fact.htm)
  • Among youths 12 to 17 years of age in 2005, 3.3 million (13.1 percent) used a tobacco product in the past month, and 2.7 million (10.8 percent) used cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco use was reported by 2.1 percent of youths in 2005, similar to estimates since 2002. (Results from the 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings. Rockville, Md.: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2006.)

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Reference: www.tobaccofreekids.org