CDC: Many young smokers use flavored cigars

10/22/2013 | USA Today · HealthDay News

Data from the 2011 National Youth Tobacco Survey that included almost 19,000 middle- and high-school students revealed that 42.4% of those who smoke said they used menthol cigarettes or flavored little cigars. CDC researchers said that young smokers using flavored little cigars were less likely to think of quitting tobacco use than all other cigar smokers. Whether or not they are flavored, "little cigars contain the same toxic and cancer-causing ingredients found in cigarettes and are not a safe alternative to cigarettes," CDC's Tim McAfee said.

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