From: Robina Suwol
Date: 02 Dec 2001
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
November 2 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued
the Youth Tobacco Surveillance 2000 Report in the November 2nd Morbidity and
Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summary.
The National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) and state Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) were developed by the CDC and are included as part of the Youth Tobacco Surveillance and Evaluation System. This System includes international, national and state school-based surveys of middle school and high school students. The NYTS and the YTS were developed to provide states with the data necessary to support the design, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive tobacco control program.
Some of the major findings include:
*Current tobacco use ranges from 15.1% among middle school students to 34.5% among high school students.
*Approximately 70% of middle school and 57% of high school students who currently smoke cigarettes live in a home where someone smokes cigarettes.
*More than one half of current cigarette smokers in middle school and high school report that they want to stop smoking.
To access the report, go to
Source: CDC Tobacco Information and Prevention Source