This is part of Statistics on Smoking. This part presents a range of information on cigarette smoking patterns among young people. Smoking prevalence, consumption and trends among different groups of society and geographical areas are explored. This is a survey of secondary school pupils in years 7 to 11 mostly aged 11 to 15 in England, conducted every 2 years and published by NHS Digital. The last survey was in
Teens and E-cigarettes
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Most people start smoking and become addicted to nicotine when they are still children. Those whose parents or siblings smoke are around three times more likely to smoke than children living in non-smoking households. Children who start smoking at the youngest ages are more likely to smoke heavily and find it harder to give up. These smokers are at the greatest risk of developing smoking related diseases. Although around three quarters of teenagers in England report that they have never smoked, among those who do experiment with smoking many become addicted to nicotine and continue to smoke as adults.
Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at an all-time low, but e-cigarette use a concern
New CDC study also finds texting and driving, excessive screen time are still problems. Embargoed Until: Thursday, June 9, , p. ET Contact:. Cigarette smoking among high school students dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey YRBS began in , but the use of electronic vapor products, including e-cigarettes, among students poses new challenges according to the survey results released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although current cigarette use decreased significantly from 28 percent in to 11 percent in , new data from the survey found that 24 percent of high school students reported using e-cigarettes during the past 30 days.
Back to Pregnancy and child. There's been some concern about the popularity of e-cigarettes among young people, and whether it could increase the number of teen smokers by making smoking seem more socially acceptable. A new study provides survey data taken from more than , teenagers aged 13 to 15 years between and