In the past 40 years, teens’ use of cigarettes has undergone a sharp decline, from nearly 30% of all high schools seniors smoking daily to about 4% today (we wish it were zero, but…) This trend has come about through a concerted effort to increase public health awareness and education on the dangers of cigarettes. When you ask teens about cigarettes, most will easily cite the downsides: the cancer-causing tar, the taste, the smell, the addictive force of the nicotine.

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