National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Smoking and Youth is the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Nearly a quarter of high school students in the U.S. smoke cigarettes. Another 8% use smokeless tobacco. Smoking has many health risks for everyone. However, the younger you are when you start smoking, the more problems it can cause. For example:
Parents and other adults who work with children can help by warning them of the risks of smoking. They can also set a good example by not smoking themselves.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)