More Teenagers Addicted to Tobacco

From China Daily:

More are becoming addicted to tobacco, the 2008 China Tobacco Control Report said.

About 40 million of the country’s 130 million children between 13 and 18 have tried , and 15 million of them have become addicted.

Nearly 68 percent of them have had their first whole cigarette before they had reached 13, with those in big cities doing so at an even tenderer age, said the report, released on World No Tobacco Day on Saturday and themed “Tobacco-free Youth” this year.

Read also China has 15 million underage smokers: govt by AFP.

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