Surgeon General: Youth smoking rate has reached epidemic proportions
By KMOV Web Producer
(KMOV) – The Office of the Surgeon General has issued a report stating that smoking among America’s youth has reached epidemic proportions.
The report states one in four high school senior is a regular cigarette smoker and that more than 600,000 middle school students are smoking. An estimated 3,800 kids have their first cigarette every day in the United States.
According to the Surgeon General, much more is needed to curb youth smoking.