November is Tobacco Awareness Month

November is Tobacco Awareness Month

Tobacco Use Fast Facts

  • Tobacco product use is started and established primarily during adolescence.
  • Nearly 9 out of 10 adults who smoke cigarettes daily first try smoking by age 18, and 99% first try smoking by age 26.
  • Each day in the U.S., about 1,600 youth smoke their first cigarette and nearly 200 youth start smoking every day.
  • Flavorings in tobacco products can make them more appealing to youth.
  • In 2020, 85% of high school students and 74% of middle school students who used tobacco products in the past 30 days reported using a flavored tobacco product during that time.
Source: Office on Smoking and HealthNational Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion