Federal officials want stronger push to deter smoking among high school students

July 9, 2010
CDC survey says 19.5% of high school students are smokers

From The New York Times: The United States has failed to reach its 2010 health goal of reducing high school smoking to 16 percent, and federal officials are calling for a resurgence of antismoking advertising to counter the tobacco industry’s $12 billion marketing expenditures. In the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s biannual survey of more than 10,000 high school students, 19.5 percent reported that they are smokers.

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