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Teen smoking rates stuck at 1 in 12.

Teen smoking rates stuck at 1 in 12. | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it
For years, health officials watched with satisfaction as rates of teen smoking in New York City plummeted, far outpacing the national average. In 2007, the rate dipped to 8.5%. Then it stopped falling.
Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

To be sure, the 8.5% is still a dramatic improvement from 15 years ago, when nearly a quarter of the city's high school-age students smoked, according to data from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The stagnation mirrors a national trend, experts said, though the city's numbers remain well below the national teen-smoking average of 18.1% and even the state average of 12.5%.

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Teen Smoking Keeps Falling

Teen Smoking Keeps Falling | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it
Cigarette use among U.S. teenagers fell to historic lows and a four-year rise in marijuana use appears to have leveled off, according to a national study.

 

The annual report, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and conducted by the University of Michigan, found the number of teenagers who reported smoking cigarettes in the prior 30 days fell to 10.6% this year from 11.7% in 2011, the lowest level recorded since the survey began in 1975

Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

This is a good trend but it still means 1 in 10 teens is smoking and since they are starting as teens the number of accumulated years of smoking as they reach middle age will be substantial and have a significant impact on hazard for cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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