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Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg, Health Commissioner Frieden and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Mintz Announce That the Smoking Rate Among New York City Teens Was Lowest on Record in 2007
Mayor Bloomberg, Health Commissioner Frieden and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Mintz released new data today from the 2007 New York City Youth Risk Behavior Survey showing that cigarette smoking among New York City teens declined by 20% between 2005 and 2007. The City's teen smoking rate has dropped by more than half over the past six years from 17.6 percent in 2001 to 8.5 percent in 2007, the current rate that is about two-thirds lower than the latest available national teen smoking rate of 23 percent.
PRESS RELEASE # 001-07



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