Cutting Back On Teen Tobacco Use

Aug 29, 2014

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Those occasional "stings" in which teens attempt to buy cigarettes stung Oregon a lot in recent years. 

Because the attempts led to real tobacco purchases in more than 20 percent of the cases just a couple of years ago. 

That made Oregon one of the easiest places in the country for kids to buy a pack of smokes. 

The tide appears to be turning; the Tobacco Free Coalition reports success in efforts to bring down teen smoking.