ATLANTA--The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
has issued a report stating that teenage smoking has increased
from 27.5% of all high school students in 1991 to 34.8% in 1995.
And smoking among African-American boys has doubled, from 14.1%
in 1991 to 27.8% in 1995.
Michael Eriksen, director of the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health,
said that smoking rates have "gone up for every group except
for black teenage girls."