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Not their parents' vices: Smoking down, texting while driving rampant
Not their parents' vices: Smoking down, texting while driving rampant

There's been an outbreak of good behavior among American teens, although public health officials perceive new patterns of risky business on the part of U.S. adolescents. In a report issued Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of teens smoking, fighting and having sex has declined significantly in recent years--in the case of smoking, reaching its lowest point since the federal government started collecting such data in 1991. Driven down by anti-smoking campaigns and changing norms, the percentage of high schoolers using tobacco has dropped from its 1997 peak of 36.4% to 15.7% in 2013, the CDC said. The report also said that 34% had had sexual...

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