GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Youth Smokers Statistics: Market Report & Data

With sources from: japantimes.co.jp, hhs.gov, ccsa.ca, truthinitiative.org and many more

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Among high school students, 43.6% ever tried cigarette smoking (experimented one or two puffs).

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Approximately 90% of adult smokers begin smoking before turning 18.

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Every day, approximately 2,000 youth under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette.

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Film exposure to smoking content is consistently associated with a greater risk of smoking initiation among youth.

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More than 3.6 million U.S. youth, including 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students, are current e-cigarette users.

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There were 1 million youth users of cigars in 2018.

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In 2020, 19.5% of high school students reported using electronic cigarettes in the last 30 days.

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Around 1 in 3 youth smokers will eventually die from a smoking-related disease.

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In 2017, 7.1% of secondary school students in New Zealand were regular smokers.

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In 2017, 8% of Canadian students in grades 7 to 12 reported having smoked a whole cigarette, with 3% reporting in the past 30 days.

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7.6% of high school students had smoked cigarettes in the last month in 2017.

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36.1% of South Korean youth smokers reported using flavored cigarettes in 2017.

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In 2014, 4.9% of 15–17 year olds and 14.2% of 18–24 year olds smoked daily in Canada.

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Among boys under 18, almost 9% have tried smoking in Japan, as of 2017

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In this post, we present a collection of significant statistics related to youth smoking behavior. These statistics shed light on the prevalence, risks, and trends surrounding smoking habits among young individuals. From experimentation with traditional cigarettes to the emerging popularity of e-cigarettes, these data points provide valuable insights into the ongoing challenges of preventing and reducing youth smoking rates.

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"Among high school students, 43.6% ever tried cigarette smoking (experimented one or two puffs)."

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"Approximately 90% of adult smokers begin smoking before turning 18."

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"Every day, approximately 2,000 youth under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette."

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"Film exposure to smoking content is consistently associated with a greater risk of smoking initiation among youth."

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"More than 3.6 million U.S. youth, including 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students, are current e-cigarette users."

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"There were 1 million youth users of cigars in 2018."

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"In 2020, 19.5% of high school students reported using electronic cigarettes in the last 30 days."

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"Around 1 in 3 youth smokers will eventually die from a smoking-related disease."

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"In 2017, 7.1% of secondary school students in New Zealand were regular smokers."

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"In 2017, 8% of Canadian students in grades 7 to 12 reported having smoked a whole cigarette, with 3% reporting in the past 30 days."

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"7.6% of high school students had smoked cigarettes in the last month in 2017."

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"36.1% of South Korean youth smokers reported using flavored cigarettes in 2017."

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"In 2014, 4.9% of 15–17 year olds and 14.2% of 18–24 year olds smoked daily in Canada."

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"Among boys under 18, almost 9% have tried smoking in Japan, as of 2017"

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Interpretation

The statistics presented paint a concerning picture of youth smoking habits and behaviors globally. With high rates of experimentation and initiation before adulthood, coupled with the prevalence of e-cigarette use and flavored tobacco products among youth, the public health implications are significant. These findings underscore the urgent need for targeted interventions and policies to prevent and reduce youth smoking, as the long-term consequences of tobacco use remain a serious threat to the well-being of future generations.

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