There has been no decline in overall tobacco use among middle and high school students in the U.S. since 2011. The use of cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and pipe tobacco has declined—while the use of nontraditional products such as e-cigarettes and hookah pipes continues to rise. E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among teens today. Sadly these products remain unregulated.
LifeTip: No form of tobacco use is safe. Nicotine is an addictive drug that may cause permanent harm to brain development. Break the habit by watching “Overcome Addictions Naturally” by Dr. David DeRose.
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com