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April 3, 1998 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tobacco use among teenagers jumped by nearly one-third in the last six years, with an especially alarming increase among African American youths, federal health officials reported Thursday. Rates of tobacco use--including consumption of cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco--rose among high school students from 27.5% in 1991 to 36.4% in 1997, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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April 3, 1998 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tobacco use among teenagers jumped by nearly one-third in the last six years, with an especially alarming increase among African American youths, federal health officials reported Thursday. Rates of tobacco use--including consumption of cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco--rose among high school students from 27.5% in 1991 to 36.4% in 1997, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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