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Use of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Among Students Aged 13–15 Years—Worldwide, 1999–2005

May 26, 2006 / Vol. 55 / No. 20


MMWR Introduction

According to the article, “Use of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Among Students Aged 13–15 Years—Worldwide, 1999–2005,” released in the May 27, 2005, issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, nearly 2 in 10 students aged 13–15 years reported currently using cigarettes and/or some other form of tobacco with no significant difference between cigarette smoking (8.9%) and use of other tobacco products (11.2%). The findings also indicate that there was no significant difference in cigarette smoking by gender. Compared to adult data, which indicate that males have higher rates of smoking than females, the similarity of use between boys and girls is a cause for concern.

 
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