In an analysis of data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, CDC researchers found that tobacco use was about one percentage point lower among middle- and high-school students in 2012 than in 2011. However, the use of other tobacco products, such as cigars, electronic cigarettes and hookahs rose among youths, possible because of reduced prices and greater marketing and availability, the agency said. "Cigars and hookah tobacco are smoked tobacco – addictive and deadly. We need effective action to protect our kids from addiction to nicotine," CDC Director Tom Frieden said.

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