Smoking still on the rise with high school students

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 | Staff Reports | Categories:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a new study that shows that one in five high school students still smoke. Officials with the Office on Smoking and Health blame big spending by tobacco companies on cigarette advertising, smoking in teen movies and cutbacks in state budgets for anti-smoking efforts. The CDC says those factors have kept the U.S. from meeting a national 2010 health objective to reduce smoking among high school students to 16 percent or less. The number of teens smoking has not changed significantly since 2003.
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