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Interview: Teen Smoking Hits Landmark Low

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

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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. 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. The CDC study also showed that teens are drinking and fighting less. But they’re texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers.

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