6.2M Middle and High School Students used Tobacco in 2019

About 6.2 million U.S. middle and high school students used some type of tobacco product in 2019, according to a new National Youth Tobacco Survey.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the survey found that about 1 in 3 high school students (4.7 million) and about 1 in 8 middle school students (1.5 million) are current tobacco users.  For the sixth year in a row, e-cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product among high school (27.5%) and middle school students (10.5%). Tobacco products used by middle and high school students were not limited to e-cigarettes, but also included cigars, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, hookahs, and pipe tobacco.  Many of these students are also using more than one tobacco product. To learn more about quitting and preventing youth from using tobacco products, visit www.BeTobaccoFree.gov.