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July 5th, 2008:

Call For Smoking Controls

5th July 2008 – SCMP

Cigarette smoking among US teenagers is no longer declining, after dropping steadily from 1997 to 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Smoking by secondary school students (14 to 18-year-olds) dropped by 45 per cent in 10 years, from 36.4 per cent in 1997 to 20 per cent in 2007. However, the decline had stalled and the CDC recommended tobacco-control programmes be “revitalised”. AP