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Teen Smoking Drops to Historic Low

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Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 08:45 AM


Teenage cigarette smoking rates in the US have dropped to a historic low of 7 percent.
The percentage has dropped by more than 25 percent among students in grades 8, 10 and 12 in the last two years, according to the 2015 "Monitoring the Future" survey.

However, the use of cigarillos and e-cigarettes has risen, bumping the overall smoking rate up to 11.2 percent. The majority (87 percent) of teens smoking cigarillos opt for flavored versions.

"Since the peak year in 1997, the proportion of students currently smoking has dropped by three quarters— an extremely important development for the health and longevity of this generation of Americans," said Lloyd Johnston, the principal investigator of the study.

The annual study surveys the substance habits of approximately 400,000 students in 400 different schools across the US. It is currently in its 41st year.

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