Teen Smoking Rates Stay Steady; US Government to Renew Anti-Smoking Efforts

After having declined for much of the last decade, the teen smoking rate has reached a plateau in the last couple of years.  A new U.S. government study shows that the declines in teen smoking between 2006 and 2009 were not statistically significant – from 19.8%t to 17.2%  among high school students and from 6.3 percent to 5.2 percent among middle school students.  In 2000 number as many as 28% of high school students were classified as smokers.

There are now calls for increased smoking and tobacco use prevention efforts aimed at young people.

Source: www.naturalhealthlibrary.org

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