Young smokers are on decline.

Via Reuters

In what has been described as a historic public health victory, cigarettes and e-cigarretes have taken a great decline of use amongst youngsters and have lead to hopes for a smoke-free generation being within reach.

Cigarettes fell 15.8% of high school students, and e-cigarettes fell from 16 to 11.3% during 2016, in what is the greatest decline of youth tobacco usage to date.

The downwards trend is attributes to better public awareness and to the work of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who according to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, comissioner of the FDA, have issued more than 4000 warning letters cigarettes and e-cigarettes to minors.

“it is critical that we work to ensure this downward trend continues over the long term across all tobacco products.” Dr. Gottlieb says.

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