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Federal Survey Data on Tobacco: It’s Not About The Children
October 16, 2014
By Brad Rodu
I have documented for several years a nonstop decline in smoking rates among American teens.
Rates of smoking and use of other tobacco products among teens are so low that they no longer provide a valid basis for the draconian anti-tobacco policy prescriptions favored by the FDA and CDC.
A fresh National Survey on Drug Use and Health summary confirms low tobacco use by teens. The chart at left shows that the smoking rate continued its free-fall through 2013. Cigar use also declined over the past decade to 2.3% in 2013, while smokeless tobacco use was flat at about 2% over the entire period.
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