01-497DL It’s Up to Us to Advocate for Comprehensive School Health: Emerging Trends in School Health

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SOPHE supports health educators and other professions by providing contemporary resources and information on topics related to school health.

An emerging trend is the use of tobacco flavored products, electronic cigarettes/vaping. Preventing tobacco use among youth is critical to ending the tobacco epidemic in the United States. Tobacco use is started and established primarily during adolescence. Each day in the United States, more than 3,200 youth aged 18 years or younger smoke their first cigarette, and an additional 2,100 youth and young adults become daily cigarette smokers. Flavorings in tobacco products can make them more appealing to youth. About 3 of every 100 middle school students (3.3%) reported in 2017 that they used electronic cigarettes in the past 30 days—an increase from 0.6% in 2011. Nearly 12 of every 100 high school students (11.7%) reported in 2016 that they used electronic cigarettes in the past 30 days—an increase from 1.5% in 2011. In 2017, about 2 of every 100 middle school students (2.4%) and about 9 of every 100 high school students (9.2%) reported current use of two or more tobacco products in the past 30 days.

 

Continuing Education

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Production Date:
10/01/2018
Price: $48.00
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