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Use of cigarettes declines among U.S. teens

17 Dec

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Both alcohol and cigarette use in 2014 are at their lowest points since the study began in 1975. Use of a number of illicit drugs also show declines this year.

These findings come from the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, which tracks trends in substance use among students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades. Each year the national study, now in its 40th year, surveys 40,000 to 50,000 students in about 400 secondary schools throughout the United States. It was found that young people do mostly prefer slim cigarettes including Karelia http://cigarette-deals.com/karelia-cheap-cigarettes

Cigarette smoking also reached historical lows among teens in 2014 in all three grades. For the three grades combined, 28 percent reported any smoking in the prior month in 1997, the recent peak year, but that rate was down to 8 percent in 2014.

“The importance of this major decline in smoking for the health and longevity of this generation of young people cannot be overstated,” Johnston said.

As with alcohol, there has been a substantial reduction in the proportion of students who say cigarettes are easy for them to get, and this decline continued into 2014. Increasing disapproval of smoking also has accompanied the decline in use, as well as an increased perception that smoking carries a “great risk” for the user. However, there were only modest further increases in these factors in 2014.

 
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