U.S. High Schoolers Giving Cigarettes the Shaft–Slowly

Analysis of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey from 1991 to 2009 reveals that cigarette use among U.S. high school students is declining, but slowly.

Nearly half of high school students have tried smoking (even one or two puffs), and 20% smoked at least one day in the previous 30 days, with 7% smoking 20 or more days during the past month. (Maybe they should all watch this video!)

PositiveTip: Talk to young people about the dangers of smoking, and support local and national efforts to control access and promotion of cigarettes.