CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) releases 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey results
The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Week Report (MMWR) released the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey results. The survey examined the use of tobacco products, especially electronic cigarettes and hookah smoking amongst teens.
The survey found that Ccurrent e-cigarette use among middle and high school students increased from 2013 to 2014: current e-cigarette use among high school students increased from 4.5% in 2013, to 13.4% in 2014. Among middle school students, current e-cigarette use increased from 1.1% in 2013, to 3.9% in 2014.
Hookah use also increased, and was the 2nd most reported type of product smoked. For high school students, hookah use increased from 5.2% in 2013, to 9.4% in 2014. For middle school students hookah use increased from 1.1% in 2013, to 2.5% in 2014.
Increased use of e-cigarette and hookah is offsetting declines in use of more traditional products such as cigarettes and cigars. There was no decline in overall tobacco use between 2011 and 2014. Overall rates of any tobacco product use in 2014 were 24.6% for high school students and 7.7 % for middle school students.
You can read the CDC’s press release here.
You can read the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Week Report (MMWR) here.