CDC Says Teen Smoking Still Rising

July 1, 1996

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.

ATLANTA--The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)has issued a report stating that teenage smoking has increasedfrom 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 exceptfor black teenage girls."