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08 August 2011

Today's teens less likely to smoke

Compared with high school smokers two decades ago, today's teen smokers are more likely to smoke only occasionally, or smoke fewer cigarettes each day, according to a new study.

Compared with high school smokers two decades ago, today's teen smokers are more likely to smoke only occasionally, or smoke fewer cigarettes each day, according to a new study.

In the study, which is published online and in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers analysed data from students in grades 9 through 12 who participated in national Youth Risk Behaviour Surveys, which included about 11,000 to 16,410 public and private high school students. The surveys included questions about smoking habits.

 

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