The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) believes that it is within theUS’ reach to create a tobacco-free generation.
This follows the publication of figures showing that smoking rates declined significantly this year among young people in all three grades interviewed during a recent survey – grades eight, 10 and 12.
But CTFK warned that ‘progress could stall and even reverse – as has happened before – without a strong, sustained commitment by national and state leaders to win this fight’.
The survey, which is conducted by researchers at theUniversityofMichigan’s Institute for Social Research, is released annually by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
For all three grades combined, the percentage who said they smoked any cigarettes in the prior 30 days fell from 11.7 per cent in 2011 to 10.6 per cent in 2012.
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