Monitoring the Future Reveals Good and Bad News Underscoring Need For Education and Regulation

Cigarette smoking by teens continued to decline in 2017, according to today’s Monitoring the Future survey results. Only 5.4 percent of teenagers in grades eight, 10 and 12 reported smoking a cigarette in the past 30 days, down from 5.9 percent in 2016. This underscores the importance of well-funded and well-executed public education campaigns targeted to today’s teens,  truth®, which prevented more than 300,000 U.S. youth and young adults from becoming smokers during 2015-2016.

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