NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
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The brain's best defense against nicotine is to think hard before using it. Start by trying to match the correct percentages to the statements located below.

  1. Percentage of smokers who start smoking in their teens

  2. Percentage of smokers age 17 or less who say they regret starting

  3. Percentage of youth smokers who will continue smoking and die early from a smoking-related disease

A.   About 30%
B.   80% - 90%
C.   70%

Answers:

  1. Percentage of smokers who start smoking in their teens
    B.   80% - 90%

  2. Percentage of smokers age 17 or less who say they regret starting
    C.   70%

  3. Percentage of youth smokers who will continue smoking and die early from a smoking-related disease
    A.   About 30%