What is the percent of teenage smokers?
Now, 5.4 percent (about 1.3 million) of American teens smoke, a half percentage point drop from 2016, when 5.9 percent of teens smoked.
What percentage of high schoolers smoke cigarettes?
Prevalence of Tobacco Use among Children and Teenagers
In 2015, 25.3% of high school students and 7.4% of middle school students used a tobacco product. Among high school students in 2015, the most prevalent forms of tobacco used were electronic cigarettes (16%), cigarettes (9.3%), cigars (8.6%) and hookah (7.2%).
Can teenagers die from smoking?
About 30% of teen smokers will continue smoking and die early from a smoking-related disease. Teen smokers are more likely to have panic attacks, anxiety disorders and depression. On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers.
What age group smokes the most?
Across all age groups men are more likely to smoke than women. In 2014 20% of men aged 16 and over smoked compared with 17% of women. Smoking prevalence is highest among young adults: 23% of those aged 16-24 and 24% among the 25-34 age group. Smoking continues to be lowest among people aged 60 and over.