1 in 5 U.S. high school students uses tobacco, CDC says

November 14, 2014 7:06 AM

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One-fifth of the nation's high school students say they have smoked in the past 30 days, and nearly half of them admit to having experimented with smoking at least once in their lives, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The report, published Thursday in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, also revealed that 6.5% of U.S. middle school students have tried a tobacco product at least once.

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