Teen Smoking Statistics



The following staggering teen smoking statistics were obtained from both the CDC and WHO websites. They show how cigarettes and tobacco products are affecting the lives of our young generation.

I was in the group of the 1 in 5 teens smoking cigarettes. I am pretty sure that peer pressure played in important and major role in these statistics.

These statistics show that more has to be done to reduce the number of teens smoking.

About 1000 teens per day are turning into daily smokers and that is too much. That's 30,000 per month and 360,000 per year!

■ 1 in 5 teens (aged 13 to 15) worldwide smoke cigarettes.

■ Research shows that 50% of teens that start smoking will smoke for 15 to 20 years.

■ 20% of high school students in the United States were smokers in 2007.

■ 6% of middle school students in the United States were smokers in 2006.

■ Every day about 3900 teens between the ages of 12 and 17 smoke their first cigarette.

■ Every day about 1000 teens between the ages of 12 and 17 become daily smokers (smoking every day for at least 30 days).

■ 4% of middle school students were smokeless tobacco users in 2006.

■ 3% of high school students were bidis users in 2006.

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