(CNSNEWS) — Fewer American high-school students smoked cigarettes in 2012 compared to 2011, according to a study released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But, at the same time, more high-school students were smoking cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes and hookahs.
Overall, 23.3 percent of high-school students (grades 9-12) said they had used a tobacco product at least once in the 30 days before they were surveyed in 2012, said the study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. That was down from the 24.3 percent who said they had used a tobacco product at least once in the same survey in 2011.
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But while the percentage of high-school students smoking cigarettes dropped from 15.8 percent in 2011 to 14.0 percent in 2012, the percentage of high-school students saying they used some other means to consume a tobacco product increased.