Education Report Roundup

Teenage Smoking

By Laura Greifner — February 28, 2006 1 min read

The “Global Youth Tobacco Survey” is posted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nearly 9 percent of 13- to 15-year olds worldwide are smokers, says a study.

The Global Youth Tobacco Survey—a joint project of the Geneva-based World Health Organization and the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—polled 750,000 students ages 13 to 15 from 131 countries.

A version of this article appeared in the March 01, 2006 edition of Education Week