• Nearly half (44%) of American young people have tried cigarettes by 12th grade, and one out of five (20%) twelfth graders is a current smoker.
  • The rate of past-month cigarette use among 12- to 17-year-olds declined from 9.8% in 2007 to 9.1% in 2008, continuing a decline since 2002 when the rate was 13%.

 

For additional statistics, please visit SADD’s website.