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World Report: April 27, 2007 Vol. #12 Iss. #25

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Table of Contents
Cover Story
Cover Story - Spanish Version
Mini-Lesson
Comprehension Quiz
Teacher's Guide and Worksheets

The Truth About Tobacco

Tobacco use kills 438,000 Americans a year. It causes heart disease, lung disease and some kinds of cancer.

80% to 90% of smokers start in their teens. The average age a smoker lights up his or her first cigarette is 15.

1 in 8 middle school students and more than 1 in 4 high school kids use tobacco.

At ages 12 to 17, girls are more likely to smoke than boys.

3,900 kids tried their first cigarette today.

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