CDC Asks Students About Gender Identity in Survey Related to Tobacco Use Among Children
- October 24, 2023
Jeff Charles, Red State
The Biden administration’s efforts to promote pushing transgenderism on children has been multifaceted. Some of its methods have been more overt. But in this case, it is using a rather sneaky method to present progressive ideas on gender identity to students.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) administers the National Tobacco Youth Survey every year. The study is ostensibly intended to ascertain how much youngsters are using tobacco products to see whether programs designed to curb this behavior are bearing fruit.
But in this year’s survey, the CDC included a little something extra.
The Biden administration’s National Tobacco Youth Survey for 2023 asks middle and high school students to disclose their sexual orientation and whether or not they are questioning their gender identity.
This survey question has led to concern about the survey’s true intent. Michael Chamberlain, director of Protect the Public’s Trust, told reporters that “there is a concern that this important survey that essentially informs the federal government’s understanding of the issues and drives its policy surrounding youth smoking may be being exploited for other purposes.”
So, what exactly does gender identity have to do with kids consuming tobacco? Those supporting the inclusion of the question might argue that LGBTQ youths are at higher risk for using tobacco. By asking the question, the government can employ more targeted prevention strategies.