Many teens try alternatives to cigarettes

Product types vary dramatically among ethnic groups

By Janet Raloff, 16:27 PM November 28, 2013

Tobacco use is a very dangerous habit. Public-health officials are particularly concerned when teens experiment with tobacco because it can lead to a lifetime of addiction — and life-threatening disease. Yet despite knowing tobacco’s dangers, huge numbers of teens continue to experiment with it. The good news: Teen tobacco use in 2012, including cigarettes, dropped slightly from the year before. The bad news: Their use of many other tobacco products rose during the same 12 months.

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