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Today's Teens Less Likely to Be Heavy Smokers, Study Finds
Date:8/5/2011

tes to children," he said.

"It is important to note that light and intermittent smoking still has significant health risks," the study's co-author, Terry Pechacek, associate director for science at the Office on Smoking and Health of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noted in the news release. "Even though smoking prevalence among youth and adults has slowed, we're closely watching to see whether light and intermittent smoking persists into adulthood despite tobacco control policies and changes in social norms that have previously led to sharper declines."

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The Nemours Foundation has more about teens and smoking.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Center for Advancing Health, news release, Aug. 2, 2011


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