About 2.8 million US middle and high school students used tobacco products in 2023, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday.
E-cigarettes remained the most commonly used tobacco product among American youths, according to the report.
Among American middle school and high school students who currently use e-cigarettes, 25.2 percent used e-cigarettes daily, and 89.4 percent used flavoured e-cigarettes, according to CDC.
Use of tobacco products in any form by youths is unsafe, said CDC.
Sustained public health monitoring with implementation of evidence-based tobacco control strategies, including effective youth interventions, media campaigns, US Food and Drug Administration regulations, and other proven tobacco prevention policies, might further reduce youth tobacco product use, said CDC.