A new report of Center for disease control and prevention (CDC) in USA shows that, about 23% of the high school students use the relative tobacco products, more than 90% of them use the cigarettes, cigars, hookah, pipe and other combustible tobacco products.
A report in January of last year shows that, there would be 5.6 million teenagers under the age of 17 will die from diseases related with smoking unless the smoking rate of teenagers decrease rapidly.
Tim McAfee, director of the CDC office on smoking and health in CDC said, nine tenths of the smokers smoke for the first time before the age of 18.
In the national youth survey found in tobacco of 2013, CDC found that, 22.9% of the high school students and 6.5% of the junior high school students had smoked in the past 30 days before the survey. 46% of the high school students and 17.7% of the junior high school students said they had at least used tobacco products at a time, the survey also found that 12.6% of the high school students used two or more than two kinds of tobacco products at present.
Most of the teenagers who used the tobacco products shows that they thought they could quit the smoking.But three fourths of the high school students continued to smoke until aduluthood.
Among all of the high school students, 4.5% of the respondents had used the electronic cigarettes in the past 30 days, as for the junior high school students, this percent is 1.1%.
The effects of electronic cigaretts on the public health are still unclear. A report of the Health Department in 2014 showed that nicotine had adverse effects on the teen brain development. Therefore it is unsafe for the teenagers using the combustible cigarettes, smokeless or electronic cigarettes.
Brian King, the senior consultant of the Office on smoking and health in CDC, said that increasing price is an effective strategy for the reducing use of the tobacco for teenagers.
Data shows that smoking is a major cause of leading to disease and death in the United States, and can be prevented. Each smoking deaths may lead to the diseases relative with smoking of 32 Americans. In addition to the human cost, smoking will cost more than $289 billion each year in the United States, including the direct medical costs and the leading cost of lost productivity.
November 20 is the Non-smoking day in united states, a report of 2014 shows that 70% of the smokers have the willingness to quitting smoking.


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