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Smoking rates increase among ages 18 to 24 in California, study reveals
Contra Costa Times

California has made significant progress with its anti-smoking campaigns, but one group has been particularly tough to reach: 18- to 24-year-olds. They have the highest smoking prevalence of any age group, and their smoking rate has gone up despite widespread attempts to educate them about the dangers of tobacco use. Smoking rates among young adults rose from 12.3 percent in 2010 to 14.6 percent in 2011, a new state study reveals.