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Third National Survey Reports Decrease In Smoking Among High School Students

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - A National Youth Tobacco Survey study released Thursday reports a 1.4 percent decrease in smoking among high school students, from 17.2 percent in 2009 to 15.8 percent in 2011. Cigar use, on the other hand, appears to be on the rise.

The national health study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was the third of its kind to detect a decline in adolescent smoking. It boasts participants from all 50 states and features 178 middle and high schools and 18,866 students. The survey measured usage over a 30-day period, and asked about all manners of tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, pipes, bidis and kreteks, according to Education Week. click here to read more

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