Middle School Tobacco Survey Asks Students to Reveal Gender

Middle School Tobacco Survey Asks Students to Reveal Gender

  • October 23, 2023

Phil Stilton, Shore News Network

The Biden administration wants to know your pre-teen’s sexual preference in a new survey geared toward middle school students in New Jersey and beyond.

The National Tobacco Youth Survey for this year has introduced additional questions concerning sexual orientation and gender identity for middle and high school students. Administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health, the survey aims to monitor the effectiveness of youth tobacco prevention and control programs across the United States.

The survey took a new turn in 2020 when it began asking students to identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or “something else.” Fast forward to this year, the questionnaire delves deeper into transgenderism, asking students if their gender identity aligns with their biological sex.

Michael Chamberlain, Director of Protect the Public’s Trust, expressed concern that the survey, originally intended to understand and address youth smoking, might be diverted for other purposes. He questioned the appropriateness of integrating controversial social topics into taxpayer-funded surveys on youth tobacco use.

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