Cigarette Use Among High School Students -- United States, 1991-2009

July 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/9/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 26, p797
This article looks at the trends in the prevalence of cigarette use among high school students in the U.S. from 1991 to 2009. It shows that smoking rates began to decline in the late 1990s, but the rate of decrease slowed from 2003 to 2009. It reveals increases in smoking rates among male students overall, black male students, 9th-grade students and 10th-grade students from 1991 to 1997. The article attributes the rate increases to tobacco advertising and promotion activities on youth smoking initiation.


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