Teen Smoking Hits A 22-Year Low, But Other Tobacco Uses Rise

June 12, 2014 7:31 PM

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Teen Smoking Hits A 22-Year Low, But Other Tobacco Uses Rise

Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students has dropped to the lowest level in 22 years, federal health officials reported Thursday.

The percentage of students who reported smoking a cigarette at least one day in the last 30 days fell to 15.7 percent in 2013, according to the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a large federal survey that has been tracking youth smoking since 1991.

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