Published in Cancer Weekly, June 9th, 1997
"It's a phenomenon of the '90s," said Michael Eriksen, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health. "Everywhere you turn, there's a cigar bar or a cigar shop. Kids are very perceptive of what they think cool adults do."
A 1996 survey found that 26.7 percent of 16,417 youngsters ages 14-19 had puffed on a cigar within the past year. Taken as a sample for the nation, that translates to an estimated 6...
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