Abstract

We analyzed data from the 2014-2015 Pennsylvania Youth Tobacco Survey to determine prevalence of tobacco use among middle and high school students. For the first time, questions on current (past 30-day) use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) were included in the survey. For current use, e-cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product among middle school students (2.3%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.4%-3.2%), and cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product among high school students (11.0%; 95% CI, 8.1%-13.8%). Given the changing landscape of tobacco products, collection of comprehensive data on tobacco use, including frequency, is important for monitoring behaviors among adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number170289
JournalPreventing Chronic Disease
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

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Tobacco Use
Tobacco Products
Students
Confidence Intervals
Adolescent Behavior
Tobacco
Electronic Cigarettes
Surveys and Questionnaires

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Tobacco use among middle and high school students in Pennsylvania. / Allen, Sophia I.; Foulds, Jonathan; Wasserman, Emily; Veldheer, Susan; Hrabovsky, Shari; Yingst, Jessica; Liu, Guodong.

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