Study finds reduction in teens' heavy smoking

08/4/2011 | HealthDay News

A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that only about 8% of teens were heavy smokers, defined as those who have more than 11 cigarettes a day, in 2009 compared with 18% in 1991. Researchers also saw an increase in percentage of occasional smoking among high school students, from 67% to 79%, during the same period. However, the improvements in heavy smoking were not seen in black teens, whose rate was unchanged, and Hispanic teens, whose rate doubled.

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