Smoking increased among young adults

San Diego Union Tribune- December 14, 2012

Smoking increased among young adults

By Paul Sisson

Young adults age 18 to 24 were the only age group that increased their smoking rate from 2010 to 2011, according to a statewide report released Thursday by the California Department of Public Health.

The report shows that, while only about 12 percent of all Californians smoked in 2011, a total 14.6 percent of young adults lit up, compared with 12.3 percent in 2010.

The report also showed a year-over-year increase in the illegal sale of tobacco products to minors. Read more