Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, June 9th, 1997
Reports released May 23, 1997, by the Centers for Disease Control document for the first time cigar use among young people.
An estimated 6 million (26.7 percent) U.S. teenagers 14-19 years of age -- 4.3 million males (37 percent) and 1.7 million females (16 percent) -- smoked at least one cigar within the past year. Rates of cigar use did not vary significantly by region within the United States.
A study in Massachusetts found that 14.5 percent of students grade 9-12 had smoked at least one cigar in the past month. A third survey found...
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