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Youth Tobacco Use

Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Youth Tobacco Use Cigarette use among high school and college age students is way down - a public health victory. But young people are increasingly turning to alternative forms of tobacco, most notably hookah and small cigars. According to a recent study, 1 in 5 Cuyahoga County high school students has smoked tobacco in the last month. The trend is alarming some experts, who say hookah can be even more harmful than cigarettes.

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Erika Trapl, Associate Director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Margaret Stager, Director of Adolescent Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine .

Tom Vendeland, Junior at Kent State University and occasional hookah user

Phil Daman, President of the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association

John Coleman, Manager of Cousin’s Cigar in Akron

Additional Information

Cigars, hookah more popular than cigarettes among local high school students, survey shows

Youth Smoking in Cuyahoga County

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