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'Teens choosing health': Smoking hits a landmark low

Cigarette smoking among high school students in the United States has reached a landmark low in a survey health officials have been conducting every two years since 1991, USA Today reports.
www.usatoday.com Published: June 12, 2014
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Cigarette smoking among high school students in the United States has reached a landmark low in a survey health officials have been conducting every two years since 1991, USA Today reports.

Just 15.7% of teens were current smokers in 2013, down from 27.5% when the survey began and 36.4% in the peak year of 1997, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. That means the nation has already met the government's official goal of getting teen smoking below 16% by 2020.

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