Youth and Tobacco Use | CDC - statistics on teens and smokeless tobacco

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Percent of Teens use Smokeless Tobacco statistics on teens and smokeless tobacco


A new study tracking the popularity of smokeless tobacco products among U.S. adolescents found the majority of teens who use these products.

Youth use of tobacco products in any form is unsafe. Nearly 9 out of 10 cigarette smokers first try cigarette smoking by age 18, and 98% first try smoking by age Recent increases in the use of e-cigarettes is driving increases in tobacco product use among youth.

Smokeless tobacco is better known as spit tobacco, chewing tobacco, chew, and dip. Users put tobacco leaves into their mouth and suck on them instead of smoking them in cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco comes as either snuff or chewing tobacco.