The use of pipes and tobacco products is becoming more common among teenagers, according to a new report.
According to a survey released Monday by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), almost 4 out of 10 15- to 19-year-olds say they have used tobacco pipes or other tobacco products in the past month, up from 3 in 10 in 2016.IHMA’s report was the first of its kind to compare the use of tobacco products by Americans and adults in 2017.
It is the first time the IHME has measured the use and trends of tobacco in this age group, which is growing at an unprecedented rate.
to the report, the most common type of tobacco product is pipe tobacco, which accounts for approximately 2.4 percent of all cigarette smoke and 3.6 percent of the overall total.
The next most popular type of cigarette product is cigar, with 1.7 percent of total cigarette smoke.
The tobacco market is expected to continue to grow as a result of the continued use of the new products.
The IHMA study is part of the Institute’s efforts to understand the health effects of tobacco and the influence it is having on health.
The report shows that for every 1 percentage point increase in the prevalence of smoking, there is a 6 percent increase in cigarette smoking among 15-19 year olds, the same age group as millennials.IHSM said this is the most dramatic increase in tobacco use among this age category in decades, and underscores the fact that tobacco is not only addictive but also a significant public health problem.
The report said the prevalence and rate of cigarette use among teens and young adults have both increased in recent years.
The survey found that more than 4 in 10 (40.5 percent) of teens and 20- to 24-year olds use cigarettes or other smoking products at least once a day, up 3 percentage points from 2016.
The prevalence of cigarette smoking was highest among the 25- to 29-year age group (24.3 percent), and lowest among the 20-to 24- to 25-year group (8.6).
The survey also found that about 1 in 10 Americans aged 15 to 19 have used a tobacco product at least a few times, a higher proportion than any other age group.
The study also found, however, that the majority of these youth, 78 percent, said they used tobacco products at home.
About half of Americans (49.3) reported that they had used tobacco at least one time, and that number increased by about 4 percentage points between 2016 and 2017.
In addition, the IHSM study found that smoking rates are higher among the 15- and 19- to 17-year old age groups.
This is due to the increasing prevalence of the use among these age groups of secondhand smoke, which has been linked to a variety of health problems including lung cancer.
The study found the proportion of teens who smoke at least daily is nearly twice as high among the 5- to 14-year and 15-to 19- year age groups as among the 18- to 21-year of age group; this is even more pronounced among black teens.
The number of teens in the 15 to 18 age group who smoke a daily number of cigarettes also increased by nearly 5 percentage points, from 6.4 to 10.2 per day.