More than 40 percent of middle and high school students who smoke now use flavored little cigars or flavored cigarettes, according to new research by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sales of these cigarettes and cigars are up. And the CDC says these smokers are less likely than others to think about quitting tobacco use.
The report, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, looks at data gathered in the 2011 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS)/. It’s the first time a study has measured how many American youth are using flavored little cigars and flavored cigarettes. Read the full storyby