CHICAGO — Smoking among America's youth has reached epidemic proportions, starting them on the path to a lifetime of addiction, the U.S. surgeon general's office said in its first report on youth smoking since 1994.
Almost one in five high school-aged teens smokes, down from earlier decades, but the rate of decline has slowed, the report said. Because few high school smokers are able to quit, some 80 percent will continue to smoke as adults, according to the report released on Thursday.
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Does it have something to do with the lowered pregnancy rate? The USA once had the highest teen pregnancy rate int eh world and now may highest rate of smokers?
there could be a connection...from data i collect via work...smoking is just one of several issues with teen pregnancy (with low income parents and of course they'd be classified as low income if they are teens)...so if mama/papa doesn't quit, the habit/addiction could pass to the next generation...just a thought...
by qwark 8 years ago
Every cell of a mokers body is saturated with the deadly poison: nicotine and other corporation induced noxious poisons.The lungs are imbued with a gluey, black sludge which causes he body to produce disgusting, stinky pleghm. This is ejected through the mouth into an unacceptive public...
by stevenjones05 8 years ago
Do you think cigarette smoking is worth the risk?
by Yves 10 months ago
Smokers and obese people will be refused surgery in UK. Agree or disagree?If someone has a BMI of 30 (which isn't that fat) or above, many parts of the U.K. will refuse surgery to the unwell person for one year, after which time the patient needs to have lost weight and/or quit smoking. This is...
by Takako Komori 6 years ago
What percentage of hubbers are smokers? The percentage seems quite high, though I am NOT a smoker. Writers are historically known to be smokers, e.g. Mark Twain whom I believe was a heavy smoker.
by Cassie Smith 6 years ago
More and more companies aren't hiring smokers because they are not a protected class and they increase a company's group health insurance premiums. Should it be allowed?
by Moon Goddess1854 8 years ago
Quick Global Facts:Top 5 Countries with Adult Population Smoking:1. Nauru Continent/Region: AsiaPopulation: 12,000% Adult Smokers:54%2. GuineaContinent/Region: AfricaPopulation: 8,154,000% Adult Smokers: 51.7%3. NamibiaContinent/Region: AfricaPopulation: 1,757,000% Adult Smokers: 50%4....
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