Cigarette smoking by high school students peaked in 1996–1997 and has declined continuously since then. In 2013, 9.6 percent of students surveyed by MTF were current (past-month) cigarette smokers—the lowest teen smoking has been in the history of the survey. By comparison, 15.6 percent were current marijuana smokers.
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