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January 28, 2000 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first national survey of middle school students, federal health officials reported Thursday that nearly 10% of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders are smoking cigarettes. "It's not surprising when you realize that over one-fourth of high school students smoke--and they have to start sometime," said Michael P. Eriksen, director of the office on smoking and health at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, which released the study.
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January 28, 2000 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first national survey of middle school students, federal health officials reported Thursday that nearly 10% of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders are smoking cigarettes. "It's not surprising when you realize that over one-fourth of high school students smoke--and they have to start sometime," said Michael P. Eriksen, director of the office on smoking and health at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, which released the study.
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