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Tobacco, E-Cigarette Use Declines Among High Schoolers, Report Shows

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According to a national survey by the FDA and CDC, tobacco use among high schoolers is falling, including the use of E-cigarettes.

The last vestiges of smoking seen as what the cool kids do may finally be falling away from American society, with the survey reporting that smoking rates among high school-aged teens fell around 25% between 2022 and 2023.

Overall, 12.6% of high schoolers said they currently use tobacco products, down from over 21% in 2009-2010.

E-cigarettes followed suit with a greater than 25% fall in use among high schoolers to just 10% of those surveyed.

In the survey, 22,069 students from 179 schools participated, with an overall response rate of 30.5%, however, a potential drawback was that it was a self-administered questionnaire, and teenagers are not famous for their honesty when questioned about illegal behavior.

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