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Tobacco Use Among Montana Teens On the Rise


June 13, 2018

A recent report from the 2018 America’s Health Rankings Women and Children Report shows Montana’s tobacco usage among adolescents has increased seven percent since 2016. More than 22 percent of high school students currently use e-cigarettes and

almost half have tried them, according to the Department of Public Health and Human Services.

The popular use of e-cigarettes is normalizing tobacco use behavior and addicting a whole new generation to nicotine, and that is very concerning, according to Sheila Hogan, Director of the Department of Public Health and Human Services Director in a p...

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