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Scots youth smoking up

19th December 2008

The number of young people smoking in Scotland has started to rise.

Latest figures reveal that it has returned to a level last seen nearly 10 years ago. In 2004 the number of young smokers in Scotland had fallen to just 25% but by 2007 that figure was 31% with nearly a third of people between 16-24 are smokers. The findings are from the NHS Health Scotland and Scottish Public Health Observatory study, which revealed that in the 16 to 19 age group, females are more likely to smoke.

 

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