San Diego Union Tribune- December 14, 2012
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