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Can you let me know how many teens start smoking cigarettes each year?

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Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Thousands: These are the latest statistics from the cdc in 2012: thousands of young people begin smoking every day. Each day, more than 3, 800 persons younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette. Each day, about 1, 000 persons younger than 18 years of age begin smoking on a daily basis.

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Last updated Sep 4, 2013

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