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May 17, 2012 Fewer American teenagers and young adults are lighting up as cigarette taxes that have broken the $3-a-pack threshold in some states make smoking too costly, according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Daily smoking, the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the U.S., fell to 15.8 percent in 2010 among young adults age 18 to 25, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said in a report today. That share is down from 20.4 percent in 2004. Everyday smoking among people age 12 to 17 dropped to about 2 percent from 3.3 percent.
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